The gallery is pleased to present “Survey”, our first solo exhibition of work by American photographer Joel Meyerowitz. Meyerowitz, born in 1938 in New York City, began taking photographs in 1962. Although he has always seen himself as a street photographer in the tradition of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank, he transformed the genre with his pioneering use of colour. As an early advocate of colour photography in the mid 1960’s, Meyerowitz was instrumental in changing the attitude toward the use of colour photography from one of resistance to nearly universal acceptance. This exhibition displays a selection of key black and white images from early works that captured the attention of influential curators. Also included are early colour works from Europe in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, which illustrate his mastery of composing with colour as well as form.
Image Credit: Anawanda Lake, New York, 1970