Joel Meyerowitz: Making the streets your own

 

Joel Meyerowitz is another of my Paris discoveries with a recent exhibition at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie.

A street, landscape and portrait photographer, Meyerowitz was deeply influenced by the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank, and was one of the first photographers in the mid-60’s to advocate the use of colour photography.

While Meyerowitz is most famous for his images of New York in the 60’s, he was also one of the only photographers to be given unrestricted access to Ground Zero within a few days of the 9/11 attacks.

Here are some of his best and most poignant images.

New York, 1963

 

New York, 1963

 

Joel Meyerowitz Monograph: A colour shot of woman from sixties from waist level
New York, 1963

 

Times Square, 1965

 

New York City, 1965

 

New York City, 1975

 

Dairyland, 1976

 

Red Interior, Provincetown, 1977

 

St Louis, Missouri, Baseball game, 1978

 

JOEL MEYEROWITZ - Hartwig House, Truro, 1976
Hartwig House, Truro, 1976

 

Sarah, Provincetown, Massachusetts, 1981

 

Wellfleet, Massachusetts, 1977

 

Searchers in Rubble, 2001

 

Looking Northeast, 2001

 

Joel Meyerowitz Monograph: Fire fighters work at the foot of the collapsed World Trade Centre
Five More Found, New York City, 2001

 

Ironworkers, 2001,

 

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