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Garry Wino­grand (1928-1984), an Amer­i­can pho­tog­ra­pher, cre­ated iconic im­ages of Amer­i­can street life dur­ing the 1960s. Strong jux­ta­po­si­tion was his dis­tinc­tive fea­ture. Jux­ta­po­si­tion has been a ma­jor tool to cre­ate pow­er­ful im­ages. But the way im­ages are in­ter­preted de­pends on the cul­tural con­text of both the pho­tog­ra­pher and the viewer. Wino­grand’s pho­to­graphs in­flu­enced many of his con­tem­po­raries across the world. To­day, where this art has been democra­tised, his body of work of­fers a guide­line for pho­tog­ra­phers to cap­ture jux­ta­po­si­tions in their com­mu­ni­ties, within a dif­fer­ent cul­tural con­text.

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