Conversation with Joel Meyerowitz
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Storytelling, the use of color and of black and white, personal and social issues; these are just a few of the many themes that the American photographer Joel Meyerowitz discusses with the photography critic Alessia Tagliaventi. This book results in a combination of text and images which constitutes both a complex examination of Joel Meyerowitz's work and a manual on the reading of photography itself. Joel Meyerowitz is an award-winning photographer born in New York. He is a "street photographer" and an early advocate of color photography. His first book, Cape Light, is considered a classic work of color photography and has sold more than 150,000 copies during its thirty-year life. Alessia Tagliaventi is a scholar of photographic history and editor of Contrasto. She has curated several photography books and catalogues. She is author of critical essays for numerous publications, among those My brother's keeper: Documentary Photographers and Human Rights, Master Photographers, Shadows of War, and Photoshow. She also teaches courses in the history of photography.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 150 x 210 x 22mm | 419g
  • CONTRASTO
  • Rome, Italy
  • English
  • 8869656365
  • 9788869656361
  • 2,012,359

About Alessia Tagliaventi

JOEL MEYEROWITZ 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. ALESSIA TAGLIAVENTIshow more