Joel Meyerowitz
American, born 1938
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Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2017
Joel Meyerowitz: Between the Dog and the Wolf,
Howard Greenberg Gallery
Joel Meyerowitz: Morandi, Cézanne and Me,
Howard Greenberg Gallery
2016
The Open Road,
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Inspired by street photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank, a young Joel Meyerowitz picked up a 35mm camera and began to document his own cultural landscape. This proved to be fruitful for Meyerowitz, who is now recognized as an early advocate of color photography as a form of “high” art. Shifting between black-and-white and color film, Meyerowitz ultimately chose color as his primary medium, and moved from the handheld 35mm camera to a large-format view camera, greatly influencing his image-making technique by introducing a slower, meditative process. Meyerowitz developed a keen eye for the changing light and subtleties of his surroundings. In recent years he has drawn praise for his immediate documentation of the September 11th attacks in New York, recognized for humanizing the destruction and recovery through his images; he claims that otherwise, "there …

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