In 1978 he published his first book, Cape Light, which sold over 100,000 copies and it is a classic collection of his color photography.
Some of Joel’s work include “Photographs From a Moving Car” in 1968 and “Aftermath: The World Trade Center Archive” in 2006 among others works.
Joel Meyerowitz is the only photographer to be granted unrestricted access to photograph the World Trade Center at Ground Zero immediately after the 9/11 attack.
In the early 60’s Joel worked as an art director in advertising.
1962 – Joel met photographer Robert Frank who took photographs for a booklet Joel designed, an experience that changed his life forever. While observing Robert Frank as he took photographs, Joel became excited about how the photographer and the subject could be in motion at the same time. Joel’s advertising career came to a halt as he took to the streets with a camera he borrowed and never looked back.
Joel Meyerowitz expanded his creativity into film as he produced and directed his feature film “PoP” in 1995.
Today, Joel lives the good life as a photographer as he splits his time between Italy and New York. His photographs have been displayed in over 350 art galleries around the world.
To honor Joel Meyerowitz, for his photographic work, he was placed into the Leica Hall of Fame on January 18, 2017.
Many knew Joel as a “magician using colour” and will long be remembered for his ability to “both capture and frame the decisive moment”.
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