Interview with Joel Meyerowitz: Where I Find Myself

"Joel Meyerowitz: Where I Find Myself, published by Laurence King in March 2018 is the first major single book retrospective of one of the world’s most influential photographers, Joel Meyerowitz. This timely new book, published to coincide with the photog

“Joel Meyerowitz: Where I Find Myself, published by Laurence King in March 2018 is the first major single book retrospective of one of the world’s most influential photographers, Joel Meyerowitz. This timely new book, published to coincide with the photographer’s 80th birthday, spans Meyerowitz’s whole career in reverse chronological order, including his harrowing coverage of Ground Zero and his iconic street photography work.” (From the book press release)

Joel Meyerowitz's Magnum Opus "Where I Find Myself" is a Six-Decade Tour de Force - Feature Shoot

Bay/Sky, Provincetown, Massachusetts, 1987. New York City, 1975. Joel Meyerowitz: Where I Find Myself (Laurence King) is a pièce de résistance, a masterful feat of publishing that sets the bar…

Joel Meyerowitz: Where I Find Myself (Laurence King) is a pièce de résistance, a masterful feat of publishing that sets the bar as high as it can possibly reach. The photographer’s magnum opus opens in the present day, with his most recent body of work and unfolds in reverse chronological order, leading us through a spellbinding life in photography that is simply unparalleled.

Joel Meyerowitz’s Career Is a Minihistory of Photography

Five photographs reveal the evolution of a master street photographer.

1. Now wait a second, is this magic? Or has it all been carefully arranged with actors, lighting and special effects? The truth is more surprising: It’s neither. It’s simply a picture snapped by Joel Meyerowitz on a New York City street one day in 1975. No faces are immediately evident, just figures in camel-colored coats turned away from us, a puff of smoke with two people suspended in it. No, four people, if you count those shadows, six if you count the backs on which the shadows fall. In fact there are seven people, if we count the additional shadow in the foreground, the photographer’s — and further figures emerge as the eye adjusts to the deep background. It is a picture that just won’t sit still.

The Bible of Street Photography Was Just Updated for the First Time in 20 Years

This November, Joel Meyerowitz and Colin Westerbeck release an update of their iconic 1994 street photography tome, Bystander.

In 1994, legendary street photographer Joel Meyerowitz and photo historian Colin Westerbeck co-authored a street photography tome, Bystander, which has since become an unofficial bible of the genre. This November, the pair release a fully revised edition that takes into account significant updates to the story of street photography.

'What You Put in the Frame Determines the Photo'

Here's an inspiring 5-minute video in which renowned street photographer Joel Meyerowitz talks about his approach and mindset to making photos. Meyerowitz

Meyerowitz believes that being aware of what’s going on outside the frame lines of your shot is just as important as knowing what’s inside your shot. Instead of photographing a singular object in the world, his aim is to capture the relationship between things — objects both inside his frame and outside of it.

ONCE MORE AROUND THE SUN

A photograph every day for a year

Photographer Meryl Meisler has a lot going on.  She recently published A Tale of Two Cities: Disco Era Bushwick to much acclaim and will soon be launching a new book, Purgatory & Paradise: Sassy ‘70s Suburbia & The City at the Bushwick Open Studios at The Black Box Gallery in June 2015.  Today I feature work from A Tale of Two Cities, a project that highlights New York in the 1970′s and focuses on two cities existing in very different realities.

B: Brief Preview

Twenty years after its original publication in 1994, Joel Meyerowitz and Colin Westerbeck are working on a new edition of Bystander to be released hopefully in 2015. I asked Joel a few questions about the new edition.

'Taking My Time': Two New Books Full of Joel Meyerowitz's Masterful Street Photography - Feature Shoot

Capturing the quintessential perfect moment in uncontrolled, public settings depends on a magical confluence of elements that suddenly, momentarily, match up so exquisitely they seem choreographed. For the masterful photographer Joel Meyerowitz, these mom

For the masterful photographer Joel Meyerowitz, these moments decorate the massive pantheon of his work like confetti—so ridiculously plentiful that it starts to seem like an easy thing to capture

Joel Meyerowitz - My life with Leica (take three) - Leica Rumors

Third and final part of the interview that Leica Akademie Italy has made with Joel Meyerowitz in Milan. The american master talks about the Leica S medium format camera, and how this camera is capable of delivering an image quality that he was formerly ab

Third and final part of the interview that Leica Akademie Italy has made with Joel Meyerowitz in Milan. The american master talks about the Leica S medium format camera, and how this camera is capable of delivering an image quality that he was formerly able to achieve only with his beloved 8x10" Deardorff.

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Why is it that some photographers take to the studio, while others take to the street? Is street photography photojournalism, art — or both? These are some of the questions raised by Everybody Street, a new documentary chronicling the life and work of 13 of New York’s most renowned street photographers, including Joel Meyerowitz, Bruce Gilden, Mary Ellen Mark, Elliot Erwitt, Jeff Mermelstein, Boogie and Martha Cooper

Joel Meyerowitz: My Life with Leica (part 2) - Leica Rumors

Second part of the interview that Leica Akademie Italy has made with Joel Meyerowitz in Milan, in which the American master talks about the Leica M, a camera that has been his tool of choice for street photography in the '60 and '70, and that today is his

Second part of the interview that Leica Akademie Italy has made with Joel Meyerowitz in Milan, in which the American master talks about the Leica M, a camera that has been his tool of choice for street photography in the '60 and '70, and that today is his companion for daily shooting.

Joel Meyerowitz – My Life with Leica

Leica Akademie Italy has met Joel Meyerowitz soon after the opening of his latest exhibition in Milan, and interviewed him about his life long "love" for Leica cameras, from the first Leica M2 in the sixties to the Leica M9, M and S today. In this first t

Leica Akademie Italy has met Joel Meyerowitz, soon after the opening of his latest exhibition in Milan, and interviewed him about his life long "love" for Leica cameras, from the first Leica M2 in the sixties to the Leica M9, M and S today. In this first take Meyerowitz talks about a camera that has positively surprised him a lot: the new Leica XVario...

The Young Gun Meets the Living Legend

We had 18-year-old up-and-coming photographer Olivia Bee interview 74-year-old photo master Joel Meyerowitz about his new two-volume retrospective. We think it may be the start of a beautiful friendship.

It seems to me that there’s a moment when you press the shutter release on the camera when the person you are, the person holding the camera, says yes. Every time you take a picture, you’re saying yes to what you see

Joel Meyerowitz by Jonas Cuénin

For the past five decades, the American photographer Joel Meyerowitz has roamed the streets of the world, countrysides and beaches in search of life in blue, green, yellow and red. In the 1970s, his sense of modernism contributed to accept color photographs as works of art.

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“Photography takes place in a fraction of a second,” Meyerowitz says. “There isn’t a lot of time to think about things. You have to hone your instinct. You learn to hone that skill and timing so you’re in the right place at the right time.”

Leica Portrait: Joel Meyerowitz

An award-winning street photographer who has been creating memorable images in the great photojournalistic tradition since 1962, Joel Meyerowitz pioneered the use…

Tony and I looked at each other and said, “That must be Henri Cartier-Bresson. Tony pushes me to go and see this guy and I walk over and ask him, “Are you Henri Cartier-Bresson?” He says, “No, no I am not. Are you the police?” I said, “No, no we are just two photographers and we saw you working and thought you must be mad.” He said, “Yes I am Cartier-Bresson. You meet me here later and I take you for coffee.”

Rediscovering the Urban Palette

From the earliest hand-tinted postcards to kinetic, digital images, the sidewalks of New York have been muse and model to countless color photographers.

“New York in Color” is just that – a hefty tome spanning a century of Gotham in photographs, from hand-tinted postcards to tack-sharp and super-saturated digital shots. Many of the names are familiar — Danny Lyon, Burt Glinn, Helen Levitt and Joel Meyerowitz. But the thrill for Bob Shamis, the photographer, historian and curator who is the book’s author, was rooting dozens of images that had not been seen before.