Joel Meyerowitz: Towards Colour 1962-1978

21st May 2017 - 23rd Jun 2017

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23rd May – 24th June 2017

A new exhibition of work by Joel Meyerowitz at Beetles+Huxley, including rarely seen black and white photographs from Meyerowitz’s early career. The exhibition highlights the photographer’s seminal street photography – tracing his gradual move from using both black and white and colour film to a focus on pure colour, over the course of two decades.

The exhibition features bodies of work made by Meyerowitz between 1963 and 1978, from his very early days shooting in black and white on the streets of New York alongside Garry Winogrand and Tony Ray-Jones, to the year he published his first book, Cape Light. This period was vital for Meyerowitz as he began to question the medium of photography itself, engaging in an aesthetic exploration of both form and composition. He moved away from what he describes as the “caught moment” toward a more non-hierarchical image in which everything in the image, including the colour, plays an equal, vital role. These intricately structured images, which Meyerowitz calls “field photographs”, marked a seismic shift in the history of photography.

Joel Meyerowitz: Towards Colour 1962-1978 is presented in association with Leica, one of the world’s most famous camera makers. As a famous Leica user, Meyerowitz joined the Leica Hall of Fame in January 2017.

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New York City, 1963

New York City, 1963

Joel Meyerowitz

New York City, 1963

New York City, 1963

Joel Meyerowitz

New York City, 1965

New York City, 1965

Joel Meyerowitz

New York City, 1963

New York City, 1963

Joel Meyerowitz

New York City, 1965

New York City, 1965

Joel Meyerowitz

Mexico, 1965

Mexico, 1965

Joel Meyerowitz

Central Park, New York City, 1966

Central Park, New York City, 1966

Joel Meyerowitz

New York City, 1966

New York City, 1966

Joel Meyerowitz

Long Island, New York, 1966

Long Island, New York, 1966

Joel Meyerowitz

Fallen Man, Paris, 1967

Fallen Man, Paris, 1967

Joel Meyerowitz

Paris, 1967

Paris, 1967

Joel Meyerowitz

Florida, 1967

Florida, 1967

Joel Meyerowitz

Florida, 1967

Florida, 1967

Joel Meyerowitz

Florida, 1967

Florida, 1967

Joel Meyerowitz

New York, 1968

New York, 1968

Joel Meyerowitz

Florida, 1968

Florida, 1968

Joel Meyerowitz

Florida, 1968

Florida, 1968

Joel Meyerowitz

Ammagansett, New York, 1968

Ammagansett, New York, 1968

Joel Meyerowitz

Texas, 1968

Texas, 1968

Joel Meyerowitz

Anawanda Lake, New York, 1970

Anawanda Lake, New York, 1970

Joel Meyerowitz

White Sands, New Mexico, 1971

White Sands, New Mexico, 1971

Joel Meyerowitz

Florida, 1970

Florida, 1970

Joel Meyerowitz

Camel Coats, New York City, 1975

Camel Coats, New York City, 1975

Joel Meyerowitz

New York City, 1973

New York City, 1973

Joel Meyerowitz

New York City, 1975

New York City, 1975

Joel Meyerowitz

New York City, 1976

New York City, 1976

Joel Meyerowitz

Los Angeles, California, 1976

Los Angeles, California, 1976

Joel Meyerowitz

Florida, 1978

Florida, 1978

Joel Meyerowitz

New York City, 1978

New York City, 1978

Joel Meyerowitz

Gold Corner, New York City, 1974

Gold Corner, New York City, 1974

Joel Meyerowitz

New York City, 1975

New York City, 1975

Joel Meyerowitz

New York City, 1976

New York City, 1976

Joel Meyerowitz

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