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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