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One Ranger

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Dan Winters

Silver Gelatin Print

This is Dan's famous portrait of legendary Texas Ranger Joaquin Jackson. The portrait was shot on assignment for TEXAS MONTHLY magazine in 1993 and appeared as the cover photo for a feature article on the Rangers. The photo became an instant classic, and that issue became one of the best selling in the history of the award-winning magazine. This great photograph has now become one of the most iconic images of 20th century Texas. A ten foot tall print has greeted international visitors at George Bush Airport in Houston, and prints can be found in many public places throughout the Lone Star State. A truly classic image by one of the very best fine art photographers working today. We have both signed and unsigned prints available.

Artist Bio

After studying photography at college in Southern California, Dan finished his formal education at the film school of Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany. He began his career in photography as a photojournalist in his home town in Ventura County, California. After winning several regional awards for his work, he moved to New York City, where magazine assignments came rapidly. Known for the broad range of subject matter he is able to interpret, he is widely recognized for his unusual celebrity portraiture, his scientific photography, photo illustrations, drawings and photojournalistic stories. Dan has won over one hundred national and international awards from American Photography, Communication Arts, The Society of Publication Designers, PDN, The Art Directors Club of New York, Life Magazine, and won the world press photo award in the portrait category, among others. He was also awarded the prestigious Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography. In 2003, he was honored by Kodak as a photo “Icon” in their biographical “Legends” series.

He has had four exhibitions of his personal work in galleries in New York and Los Angeles and had a book of his magazine work entitled Dan Winters: Periodical Photographs published in 2009 by Aperture. In addition, he has photos in the permanent collection at the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian, the Houston Museum of Fine Art and the Harry Ransom Center in Austin. He has a scheduled exhibition in 2012 at the Jepson Center for the Arts/Telfair Museum in Savannah, GA.

Dan lives in Austin, Los Angeles and Savannah, Georgia with his wife and son.

Clients include Esquire, GQ, Vanity Fair, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, TIME, Texas Monthly, WIRED, Fortune, Discover, Details, Premiere, W, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, Newsweek, Golf Digest and many other national and international publications, his clients for print, advertising and commercials include Nike, Microsoft, IBM, LG, Hewlett-Packard, Sony, Bose, Saturn, Sega, Fila, Cobra, Warner Brothers, Paramount, DreamWorks, Columbia TriStar and Twentieth Century Fox. Regular music clients include A&M, Sony BMG, Warner Brothers, Interscope and Epitaph.

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