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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. He began photographing in 1962. He is a “street photographer” in the tradition of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank, although he now works exclusively in color. 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. 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. 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. He currently has a major retrospective exhibition at the NRW Forum in Dusseldorf. In November another large scale exhibition, "Immersion", opens in la Piscine Museum in Roubaix, France. Contact Joel.

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September 27, 2014 to January 11, 2015

Joel's New Blog

Joel has begin writing about photography on his new blog, Once More Around the Sun. Visit the blog for new words and photos each day.

November 7, 2014 to February 8, 2015


After his exhibitions at the Jeu de Paume and the European House of Photography in Paris, Joel returns to France and la Piscine with his work exploring the elements: air, water, and fire. Roubaix La Piscine, Musee D'Art et D'Industrie Andre Diligent.

Recent Press: "The fleeting moments of street life in New York City and other American cities, which Joel Meyerowitz has captured on his 35 mm camera since 1962, are some of the earliest and best known examples of color street photography at a time when color photography was still questioned as a serious art form." Read More on ARTFIXdaily.


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On his blog, Joel Meyerowitz talks about photographic principles and trends, history, new work, and what's happening in photography today.

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