Taking My Time
With over 650 pages and featuring nearly 600 images, this limited edition book, Taking My Time, provides an unprecedented overview and insight into the mind and work of the iconic American photographer Joel Meyerowitz.
Published October 1, 2012
Provence: Lasting Impressions
Provence, the jewel of southeastern France, has a rich and varied history, and vistas that have inspired artists for generations. Yet there is more to the “Land of Impressionism” than lavender fields, green rolling hills, Riviera beaches, and quaint villages. Renowned photographer Joel Meyerowitz and novelist/playwright Maggie Barrett take us on their journey through four seasons in Provence, capturing the spirit of this quintessential French landscape and the people who live there as never before.
Aftermath: World Trade Center Archive
Published to coincide with the fifth anniversary of 9/11, this book is an extraordinary photographic archive of Ground Zero after the attacks on the World Trade Center, by master photographer Joel Meyerowitz, the only photographer to gain unlimited access to the site after the tragedy. Presented on a monumental scale, these images of physical ruin and emotional strength"interspersed with personal reminiscences and stories of those working at the site"place on record the moments of courage, compassion, and solidarity that occurred there. The book serves not only as an elegy to the thousands who lost their lives, but also celebrates the tireless effort and bravery of the thousands of police officers, firefighters, construction workers, engineers, and volunteers who assisted in the clean-up process.
Cape Light: Color Photographs by Joel Meyerowitz
Originally published in 1979, Cape Light became an instant classic and one of the most influential photography books published in the latter part of the 20th century. Common scenes-tiny figures on a beach, a porch railing against a storm-darkened sky, a blue raft against a summer cottage-all are transformed by the poignant light of the Cape and Meyerowitz's subtle and luminous vision.
(Source: Bulfinch Press)
Tuscany: Inside the Light
Among the most beloved countrysides in the world, Tuscany is celebrated for its beauty, its bounty and above all its magnificent light, which prevails as an integral part of the life and landscape of the region. Joel Meyerowitz and Maggie Barrett journey through four seasons in Tuscany, capturing in breathtaking images and evocative prose the alluring landscape and the people who live there.
(Source: inside flap, Barnes & Noble Books)
Pop: A Film by the Highly Acclaimed Photographer Joel Meyerowitz
Pop is a documentary of Hy Meyerowitz, a street wise and funny 87 year-old who maintains his optimism in the face of old age and Alzheimer's Disease. Seeing his father aging, Joel Meyerowitz decides to take a two-week, last adventure road trip from Florida back to NYC, where Hy was born, to recapture the fading memories of Hy's life. Pop de-mystifies the misconceptions that surround Alzheimer's and paints an intimate family love story about an unforgettable character, a true underdog who in spite of his deficits can still teach us about life and how to live it fully.
Legacy: The Preservation of Wilderness in New York City Parks
Hidden pockets of wilderness still exist within the urban environs of New York City, and in Legacy, Joel Meyerowitz invites us to discover them. This beautiful body of work is the result of a unique commission Meyerowitz received from the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to document the city’s parks. During the course of this project, Meyerowitz honed in on the 8,700 acres within the five boroughs of New York City that still exist in their original pristine state, as well as areas within parks that have been left to revert to wilderness. In creating this work, Meyerowitz has drawn on his own childhood memories of a New York that included “green space— open and wild, alive with rabbits, migratory birds, snakes, frogs and the occasional skunk—(that) gave me my first sense of the natural world, its temperament and its seasons, its unpredictability and its mystery.” Through this rich compendium of images of parks, shorelines and forests, Meyerowitz’s magnificent project transports the viewer into the heart of a lush wilderness, while contextualizing these nooks of nature as an inextricable part of city life today.