Extra: New York Icons: ‘Central Park Zoo’ by Garry Winogrand

Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen

07-01-2020 • 22 mins


Garry Winogrand was a master of street photography, even though he disavowed that label. He photographed across the United States, including Texas and California, but his hometown, New York City, remained his greatest inspiration. His 1967 Central Park Zoo photo, of a white woman and a black man holding chimpanzees dressed in human clothes, is one of his most widely exhibited — and controversial — images. Despite its popularity, its ultimate success as a photograph was always an open question for Winogrand.

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