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Joel Meyerowitz
Tuscany, Field of Poppies, 1996 Large Vintage Color Photograph C Print Signed

1996

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Meyerowitz first drew acclaim for his remarkable ability to capture subtlequalities of light with the 1978 publication of Cape Light, which went on to become a color photography classic, selling more than 130,000 copies. This evocative new collection of images and commentary invites readers to experience the essence of Tuscany; sunlight gilding fields of ripe wheat, darkness lowering under threatening summer skies, and townspeople riding their bicycles through the dappled streets. For those who appreciate the beauty of the Italian landscape and for lovers of photography everywhere,Tuscany is a personal and loving portrait of a truly unforgettable place.Joel Meyerowitz (born March 6, 1938) is a street photographer, and portrait and landscape photographer. He began photographing in color in 1962 and was an early advocate of the use of color during a time when there was significant resistance to the idea of color photography as serious art. In the early 1970s he taught the first color course at the Cooper Union in New York City where many of today's renowned color photographers studied with him. Inspired by seeing Robert Frank at work, Meyerowitz quit his job as an art director at an advertising agency and took to the streets of New York City with a 35mm camera and black-and-white film, alongside Garry Winogrand, Tony Ray-Jones, Lee Friedlander, Tod Papageorge and Diane Arbus. He drew inspiration from Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank and Eugène Atget. After alternating between black-and-white and color, Meyerowitz "permanently adopted color" in 1972,well before John Szarkowski's promotion in 1976 of color photography in an exhibition of work by the then little-known William Eggleston. Meyerowitz also switched at this time to large format, often using an 8×10 camera to produce photographs of places and people. Meyerowitz is the author of 16 books including Cape Light, considered a classic work of color photography. Meyerowitz photographed the aftermath of the September 9/11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center, and was the only photographer allowed unrestricted access to its "ground zero". Awards: Guggenheim Fellow National Endowment for the Arts award Deutscher Fotobuchpreis (the German photobook prize) for Aftermath The Royal Photographic Society's Centenary Medal and Honorary FellowshipI have used the same photo of the signature from the back. they are all signed and dated Joel Meyerowitz 1996. they are not numbered but the projected edition size was 25 (according to Sotheby's)

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  • Dimensions

    H 16 in. x W 20 in.

    H 40.64 cm x W 50.8 cm

  • Gallery location
    Bal Harbour, FL
  • Reference number
    G14032538289

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