WHAT: MoPA presents Joel Meyerowitz in an illustrated lecture to
speak about his career including his current project, a yearlong daily
documentation of New York’s Ground Zero. Meyerowitz is also the 2002
recipient of MoPA’s Century Award for Lifetime Achievement. Please see
below for further bio information.
WHEN: Sunday, June 2 at 2 p.m.
WHERE: Museum of the Photographic Arts, Balboa Park
TICKET COST: $9 General Public, $8 Students & seniors, $7
BIO: Photographer Joel Meyerowitz will speak about his
career including his current project, a yearlong, daily documentation of New
York’s Ground Zero. Born in New York in 1938, Meyerowitz considers himself
a “street photographer” in the tradition of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Gary
Winogrand, although he works exclusively in color. As an early advocate of
color photography, he was instrumental in changing the attitude toward the
use of color from one of resistance to revelation. Meyrowitz is the author
of twelve books, including Cape Light: Color Photography by Joel Meyerowitz
and Bystander: A History of Street Photography. He was recently featured on
National Public Radio’s Fresh Air and he is the 2002 recipient of the Museum
of Photographic Art’s Century Award for Lifetime Achievement. He has had
one-man exhibitions in The Museum of Modern Art, The Art Institute of
Chicago, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Boston Museum of Fine
Art and at many other locations both here and abroad.