Neil Winokur

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Neil Winokur
New York City
EducationHunter College, 1967, degree in math and physics
Known forPhotographer

Neil Winokur (born 1945, New York City) is an American photographer based in New York City.[1] Winokur's work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.[2][3][4]


Raised in New York City, Winokur attended Hunter College, graduating with a degree in math and physics in 1967. Winokur currently works in management at the Strand Bookstore, where he has worked on and off for four-plus decades as a book purchaser.[5][1]

Artistic practice[edit]

In the early 1970s, Winokur began taking photos after borrowing a camera from a friend, initial experimenting in black and white urban scenes.[1] In 1987, Winokur received a Guggenheim Fellowship in the Creative Arts for his photography.[6]

Exhibition history[edit]

‘'Selected Exhibition History

Public collections[edit]

  • Museum of Modern Art[4]
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art[3]
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art[2]


  1. ^ a b c Fisher, Meredith (March 2, 2016). "Neil Winokur". International Center of Photography.
  2. ^ a b "Cindy Sherman: Totem | LACMA Collections". Retrieved June 23, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Neil Winokur – Betsey Johnson". Retrieved June 23, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Neil Winokur | MoMA". The Museum of Modern Art. Retrieved June 23, 2019.
  5. ^ Leifheit, Matthew (January 23, 2014). "MATTE: Neil Winokur". Art F City.
  6. ^ "Search Results – John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation". October 5, 2012. Retrieved July 2, 2019.
  7. ^ Galassi, Peter (1991). Pleasures and terrors of domestic comfort: [exhibition, Museum of modern art, New York, September 26 – December 31, 1991. New York: The Museum of modern art : Distrib. by Harry N. Abrams. ISBN 9780870701924. OCLC 467709903.
  8. ^ Smith, Joshua P; National Museum of American Art (U.S.) (1989). The Photography of invention: American pictures of the 1980s, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press. ISBN 9780262192804. OCLC 18628921.