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  • 1. Joel Meyerowitz Joel Meyerowitz
  • 2. BACKGROUND Name: Joel Meyerowitz Born: New York, 1938 Began Photographing: 1962 Influences: Henri Cartier-Bresson , Robert Frank Inspiration: People, gestures, and interactions that occurred everyday Work: His work has appeared in over 120 exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world. He has had one-man exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo Works exclusively in color Author of 11 books
  • 3. Reviews Meyerowitz, Joel American, 1938- American art photographer “Since the late 1970s Meyerowitz has been known for his artistic color photographs that characteristically observe the effects of light and shadow, often on a place photographed from exactly the same spot.” • Text from The Photography Encyclopedia
  • 4. “You look at it [a photograph] and all around the real world is humming, buzzing and moving, and yet in this little frame there is stillness that looks like the world. That connection, that collision, that interfacing, is one of the most astonishing things we can experience.”
  • 5. “I think about photographs as being full, or empty. You picture something in a frame and it's got lots of accounting going on in it--stones and buildings and trees and air--but that's not what fills up a frame. You fill up the frame with feelings, energy, discovery, and risk, and leave room enough for someone else to get in there.”
  • 6. Serene Shots Dawn 1987
  • 7. Serene Shots Dawn 1986
  • 8. Park Panorama My Critique: The thing I like most about Joel Meyerowitzs’ work is his ability to find and shoot out Of the ordinary scenes that make you think and have to look twice at the print. I like this picture Because it incorporates both his styles, simple and city scene. On the left the lighthouse Represents his simple shooting style and on the right the bridge represents what he is most Known for shooting, street shots.
  • 9. Ground Zero Collection
  • 10. quot;Then I thought, Whoa. If there are no photographs, then there is no history. I'm going to get in there. I'm going to make these pictures. We need a record.” • After the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, Meyerowitz began to create pictures displaying the destruction and recovery of ground zero and the immediate neighborhood. It consists of 8,000 images.
  • 11. The South Tower Ground Zero, 2001
  • 12. Five More Found, 2001
  • 13. A Welder Wounder, 2001
  • 14. Bibliography • Photography, stander: The History of Street. quot;Joel Meyerowitz: A Slice of Life Unfolding.quot; Double Exposure. 11 Mar. 2009 <http://www.doubleexposure.com/CoverStory_Meyerowitz.shtml>. • quot;Hipshots » Blog Archive » Joel Meyerowitz interview.quot; Hipshots . 11 Mar. 2009 <http://www.hipshots.co.uk/?p=52>. • “Joel Meyerowitz Photography, LLC.quot; Joel Meyerowitz Photography, LLC. 11 Mar. 2009 <http://www.joelmeyerowitz.com • quot; Photography Quotations by Joel Meyerowitz.quot; Quotes about Photography. 11 Mar. 2009 <http://www.photoquotes.com/ShowQuotes.aspx?id=200&name=Meyerowitz,Joe l>. • quot;Hub's Visionary Photographers.quot; Hub's Visionary Photographers. 12 Mar. 2009 <http://www.visionaryphotographers.com>. • quot;Invincible Armor.quot; Invincible Armor. 12 Mar. 2009 <http://invinciblearmor.blogspot.com