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Photograph - San Marcos, Texas
  • San Marcos, Texas
    Winogrand, Garry, born 1928 - died 1984
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San Marcos, Texas

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    texas (made)

  • Date:

    1964 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Winogrand, Garry, born 1928 - died 1984 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gelatin silver print

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 1017

Winogrand is known for his rapidly composed street photographs, which often include humorous juxtapositions. By pointing his camera from the illuminated interior into the dark night, capturing the blank silhouettes of the advertising images taped to the window, he presents a mysterious and melancholic view of two intertwined elements of modern American life: fast food and the car. The man and car outside appear as if seated at the table, sharing a meal with four empty chairs.

Physical description

Photograph of a view of the interior of a fast food cafe, with a window showing a view to an outside parking lot and a parked car. Advertising images are adhered to the verso of the window. There is a table and four chairs located in the foreground.

Place of Origin

texas (made)


1964 (made)


Winogrand, Garry, born 1928 - died 1984 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Gelatin silver print


Height: 219 mm, Width: 326 mm

Descriptive line

Photograph by Garry Winogrand, 'San Marcos, Texas', 1964, gelatin silver print


Photographic paper


Gelatin silver




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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