Joel Meyerowitz is one of the most respected color photographers working today. His first book Cape Light is considered a classic work of color photography. He has had one-person exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and over 250 other museums.
On September 23, 2001, Meyerowitz took his camera to the site on which the World Trade Towers had stood. For the next eight months he recorded the process of clearing the wreckage and coping with the tragedy. At first denied permission to photograph the site, Meyerowitz persisted and his efforts are a testament to the power of documented history. This moving exhibition has been viewed by millions of people all over the world. It includes approximately 30 images, two of which are monumental: one measuring 8’ x 10’ and the other 20’ wide.
The idea for the exhibition came from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. A version of the exhibition was inaugurated by Colin Powell in the spring of 2002. To date, millions of people from across the globe have viewed these startling and beautiful images.
For more information about Joel Meyerowitz and his photography, visit www.joelmeyerowitz.com.