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Joel Meyerowitz
By Teddy Condie

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  • 1. Joel Meyerowitz By: Teddy Condie
  • 2. Famous Images
  • 3. Background • Born in New York on June 3, 1938 • He went to college at Ohio University • Then he worked at an advertising company in New York. • He become interested in photography in 1963 – He was influenced by Robert Frank • He then taught color photography at Cooper Union and Princeton. • In 1980, Meyerowitz took many pictures of the Arch.
  • 4. His Work • At the beginning of his career Meyerowitz traveled around Europe with 700 rolls of film. – There he practiced and perfected his talents • He takes a variety of different pictures – Some from out of a moving car – Others are a carefully imaged street corner • Known mostly as a street photographer
  • 5. His Work • In 2001, he took pictures of ground zero after the 9/11 attacks – He was the only photographer given a pass to take pictures of ground zero right after the attacks • Many of these pictures made it into a Published by Phaidon Press called “Aftermath: World Trade Center Archive”
  • 6. Influences • He was greatly influenced by Robert Frank – a picture maker who Meyerowitz learned from
  • 7. Awards • Guggenheim Foundation Grants (twice) • National Endowment For The Arts • National Endowment For The Humanities • CAPS Grant
  • 8. Professional Analysis • The blue in all these pictures drawn your eyes through the image • The underwater shots were very focused • He was able to capture the various bubble formations after each dive • During the shoot he studied water and why it acted as it did • Overall the critic says the collection is “sort of cool”
  • 9. Bibliography • http://www.houkgallery.com/meyerowitz/meyerowitz4.ht ml • J. Szarkowski: Looking at Photographs (New York, 1973) • P. Turner, ed.: American Images: Photography, 1945–1980 (Harmondsworth and New York, 1985) • “Art in Review; Joel Meyerowitz -- 'Work From the Sixties‘” Grace Glueck. January 14, 2005. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9A04E2DB 1438F937A25752C0A9639C8B63 • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bb/Sta te_Department_Images_WTC_9-11_Iron_Workers.jpg • http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/pop/etc/ joel.html
  • 10. Bibliography • http://www.ba- reps.com/artists/190/3245/swimming-5-.jpg • http://gregcookland.com/journal/2008_03_23_ar chive.html • http://nymag.com/images/2/daily/entertainment /08/02/22_ac_lg.jpg • http://www.edelmangallery.com/archive11.htm • http://www.joelmeyerowitz.com/photoarchive/r esults.asp?W=4&F=0002&Step=82

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