Calendar: Photography and Video Arts Council Art Talk: Joel Meyerowitz with René Morales

Event Description

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) Photo and Video Council members are invited to a virtual conversation with internationally-renowned artist Joel Meyerowitz in conversation with Chief Curator René Morales.

Meyerowitz will discuss his current practice while living in Italy, as well as past projects such as the Florida Pool Series and as the only photographer to gain unrestricted access to Ground Zero after 9/11 the resulting Aftermath: The World Trade Center Archive (2006)

Pool, Dusk Joel Meyerowitz

Joel Meyerowitz. Pool, Dusk, Florida, 1978

About Joel Meyerowitz
Joel Meyerowitz began by using color film, not aware that photographers of that era believed that black and white was the ‘art’ of photography. Although Meyerowitz is 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, he became instrumental in changing the attitude toward color photography from one of resistance to nearly universal acceptance. 

While Meyerowitz never felt constrained by any one discipline of photography, he says, “street photography was the only form of the medium that owed nothing to painting nor to the other plastic arts. It is purely photographic.” 

Meyerowitz is a Guggenheim fellow and a recipient of both the NEA and NEH awards, whose work has appeared in over 350 exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world. His work is in the collection of the New York Museum of Modern Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, The Art Institute of Chicago, Pérez Art Museum Miami, and many others worldwide. Meyerowitz lives and works in New York and in Italy.