WHY COLOUR: JOEL MEYEROWITZ

Joel Meyerowitz, from the series Red Heads. Courtesy Joel Meyerowitz and Howard Greenberg Gallery.

Joel Meyerowitz is recognised as one of the earliest advocates and most accomplished practitioner of colour art photography. In this talk, Meyerowitz presents his work exploring how colour is inherent in his practice and how it informs the photographs he takes. With a diverse portfolio from street scenes, to portraits, to landscapes, to still life and documentary photography, explore the iconic images which have made Meyerowitz a pioneer of colour photography and altered the canon of art photography.

The talk is introduced by Robert Shore.

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Joel Meyerowitz is a renowned photographer, whose work in colour photography has been crucial in the acceptance of colour photography within fine art.
Robert Shore is the creative director of Elephant, a visual culture print magazine and online platform. He is the author of the books Post-Photography: The Artist with a Camera (2014) and Beg, Steal and Borrow: Artists against Originality (2017). He had the great pleasure of working as an editor with Joel Meyerowitz on his most recent book, Where I Find Myself (2018).