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Galería Alta : Joel Meyerowitz : License to See


Galería Alta presents a retrospective exhibition of Joel Meyerowitz, one of the most influential photographer of his generation.

Although he has always seen himself as a street photographer in the tradition of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank, he transformed the medium with his pioneering use of color.

As an early advocate of color photography, Meyerowitz was instrumental in changing the attitude toward the use of color photography from one of resistance to nearly universal acceptance.

Meyerowitz was the only photographer to be given unimpeded access to Ground Zero in the wake of 9/11. The images he captured have formed the foundation of a major national archive, and an exhibition of selected images has travelled to more than 200 cities in 60 countries.

Among Meyerowitz’s first important exhibitions were those at Eastman House, Rochester, in 1966, and “My European Trip” at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1968. In 2002 he represented the United States at the Venice Biennale for Architecture.

He is a two time Guggenheim fellow, a recipient of both National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities awards and a recipient of The Royal Photographic Society’s Centenary Medal.

Joel Meyerowitz (b. 1938) was born in New York City and began taking photographs in 1962. Meyerowitz has published over 40 books and his work has appeared in over 350 exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world.

His work can be found in many major public collections, including the Moma, Met and Whitney Museum of New York, the Bostom Fine Arts Museum and the Chicago Art Institute.


Joel Meyerowitz : License to See
January 21 – April 21, 2022
Galería Alta
Xalet Roure, Camí de Padern, 6
AD400 Anyós, Andorra

By appointment only.

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