For the past five decades, the American photographer Joel Meyerowitz has roamed the world’s streets, countrysides and beaches in search of life in blue, green, yellow and red. In the 1970s, his sense of modernism contributed to the acceptance that color photographs could be works of art. Good photographs are reflections of the soul of their creator. The photographs of Joel Meyerowitz are a blend of softness and serenity—two character traits that not even the wailing sirens that deafen New York’s Upper West Side were able to disturb on a recent visit. Sitting calmly amidst shelves containing fifty years of pictures, Meyerowitz, now in his seventies, opened the book containing his life’s work and spoke fondly of what he saw there, as if photography were one of his grandchildren.
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