Aperture 210 is out. "Hello Photography. Relaunch Issue. Speaking the Language of Photography…" Featuring: … LINK I got my $25 worth out of it. The new edition hits on some of our more recent topics. It inspired me to post a question or two. ********* Garry Winogrand is featured in a publication that aspires to reach an expanded audience of cellcamers and the like. Us old-hands who know the photography canon might find that apropos. Reading the new Aperture piece suggested to me that GW can still inspire a current, more evolved discourse. We all know GW died young with a ton of un-printed negs and un-processed film. We have all read and quoted a ton of his epigram-like pronouncements. Knowing what he thought isn't hard to find. His published body -- while he lived -- of photographs is a fraction of all those un-printed and un-developed negs. He admitted to having thrown away "thousands" of negs and printed very few his whole life. That he is one of our icons poses some critical problems. The new book and exhibit LINK is of the work somebody else felt were GW enough to speak for him. That alone, to me, should inspire a lot of discussion. (The Americans was edited down from 28,000 images to only 83 by Frank and his editor.) Q. What do you think about the post-mortem editing of un-published and un-seen work? BTW the book is huge and costs around $90. I browsed it and afterwards felt way over satiated - a lot of empty calories. The feeling I had was, you can't blame GW for the book. And, regardless of your taste for the genre -- you might HATE street photography, and GW in particular -- what if a mega-trove of anybody's work of that nature was plucked out of time and given the same editorial and critical treatment?