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[E] Explanation [O] Opinion [W] Website [R] Further Research [Q] Quotation [U] Useful [!] Critical
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[P] Photograph [B] Book To Read

 

[W] http://www.joelmeyerowitz.com/

JOEL MEYEROWITZ

[U] is an award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in over 350 exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world. He was born in New York in 1938.

[U] He began photographing in 1962.

[U] He is a “street photographer” in the tradition of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank, although he now works exclusively in color.

[U] As an early advocate of color photography (mid-60’s), Meyerowitz was instrumental in changing the attitude toward the use of color photography from one of resistance to nearly universal acceptance.

[U] His first book, Cape Light, is considered a classic work of color photography and has sold more than 150,000 copies during its 30-year life.

[U] He is the author of 20 other books, including Legacy: The Preservation of Wilderness in New York City Parks (Aperture), and his 50 year retrospective book, “Taking My Time”, was published by Phaidon Press in 2013.