This Sunday's New York Times Magazine carries a photo from the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles that nominated John F. Kennedy in 1960. The late photographer Garry Winogrand left behind more than 5,000 unpublished images from the convention scene at the Sports Arena and Coliseum and elsewhere the Democrats gathered that week. The selection of 22 images posted on the NYT website includes scenes (below) from the Biltmore and outside the Beverly Hilton.
The New York Times is asking people who were there, or who recognize their moms and dads or mentors or enemies in the pictures, to offer positive identifications of some of the photo subjects. Commenters have already spotted Magnum photographer Cornell Capa.
To identify the faces in the crowd scenes that Winogrand captured, our photo department and others talked to dozens of people who were at the convention, including George McGovern...
There were a number of people we were not able to identify with absolute certainty. But perhaps you can. Were you at the convention, or do you know someone who was? Is that your father smiling behind Eleanor Roosevelt (#6) or your great-aunt wearing a fabulous hat and white gloves at the Beverly Hilton (#13)? If you grew up hearing stories about your mother’s spotting John F. Kennedy at the convention, take a look. Maybe you’ll see her.
All photos on the New York Times website from the Estate of Garry Winogrand/Fraenkel Gallery and The Center for Creative Photography