Our Saturday excursion was to the National Gallery of Art to see a photo exhibit of 160 B&W photographs. All taken by Garry Winogrand, a renowned photographer of New York City and American life from the 1950's through the early 1980's.
Primarily a street photographer, Winogrand
was known for his portrayal of American life. He preferred shooting film to editing pictures or producing books and exhibitions. When he died in 1984 at age 56, he left 2,500 rolls of undeveloped film, 6,500 rolls of developed, but not proofed exposures, and nearly 300,000 unedited images. Many of his photographs depict the social issues of his time. Winogrand never published or exhibited approximately one-third of the photographs in this exhibit; most were printed posthumously.
In addition to viewing the photo exhibit, we explored the National Gallery for awhile. Here's some before shots of a few things seen there.
And, the same views after some filter fun in Picasa.
We were hoping to see the famed Washington cherry blossoms in bloom, but our hopes went unfulfilled. While there trees budding near the Jefferson Memorial, full flowering is late this year because of the prolonged winter weather that also hit DC. We did see there flowering blooms in downtown DC — tulip magnolia and a cherry tree
There were some architectural views downtown as well during our walk around.
Thanks, Linda and John for your hospitality; we had a wonderful weekend visit.
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