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Behind The Lens Of Joel Meyerowitz

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Joel Meyerowitz

Joel Meyerowitz

Explore how legendary photographer Joel Meyerowitz captures the beauty of the every day and what inspires him to press the shutter button.

Presenters: Joel Meyerowitz

Moderators: Melissa O’Shaughnessy

Location: Online

Presented by:

  • Leica Camera

Explore how legendary photographer Joel Meyerowitz captures the beauty of the every day and what inspires him to press the shutter button. As a pioneer of street photography through colored film, Joel’s extensive photography career spans decades, from the bustling streets of New York City to the quiet corners of Italy. Get inspired as we dive into the mind of Joel through some of his most iconic images as well as his latest projects from street photography, still-life, and portraits.

The program will be moderated by photographer Melissa O’Shaughnessy, in partnership with Aperture Foundation.

The link to access the program will be sent 1-2 days prior to the start of the program via e-mail through Eventbrite.

Presenter Bios

  • Joel Meyerowitz

    Joel Meyerowitz

    The acclaimed photographer Joel Meyerowitz was born in 1938 in the Bronx, New York, where he also grew up. Starting on the streets of New York in the early 60’s with friends like Tony-Ray Jones and Garry Winogrand, he studied painting, and initially worked as an Art Director in advertising. Meyerowitz began shooting on 35mm color film in 1962. In the following year, he alternated this with black and white before returning to the richness of storytelling in color. New York always remained the dominant focus of his life as a photographer – from his early works in the sixties to his evocative images taken at Ground Zero in the aftermath of 9/11.

    In 2017, Joel Meyerowitz was honored for his lifework with the Leica Hall of Fame Award. Meyerowitz lives and works in New York and Tuscany. Joel is recognized around the world as one of the most important street photographers of his generation, a pioneering artist in the use of color, and a highly influential teacher.

    Joel’s current preoccupation is sharing a life’s worth of learning through his Masters of Photography Class.

Moderator Bios

  • Melissa O’Shaughnessy

    Melissa O’Shaughnessy

    Melissa O’Shaughnessy was born in 1960 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and studied at Georgetown University and the University of St. Thomas, graduating with a degree in journalism. She is now a photographer based in New York City. Her work has been featured in numerous international exhibitions and publications, and is also included in the book “Bystander: A History of Street Photography and the recently published Women Street Photographers“.

    She is a member of UP Photographers, a collective of 24 international street photographers.

    Her first monograph, “Perfect Strangers: New York City Street Photographs,” was published by Aperture in October, 2020.


  • Leica Camera

    Leica Camera

    Ignite your passion for photography with Leica Camera at Photoville

    Discover the allure of Leica photography at Photoville through curated photowalks complemented by a Leica on Loan program. From action photography to environmental portraiture, you’ll experience Leica photography and guidance by acclaimed Leica photographers. 

    Leica Camera is founded on a tradition of optical excellence and a conscious focus on the essentials of exquisite image making. For over a century, the brand has motivated visual storytelling through the quintessential union of craftsmanship, design and experience, providing essential tools that influence the art, culture and creation of photography. Photoville attendees can see this firsthand at the Leica Pavilion, which will showcase a one-of-a-kind photographic experience through a variety of interactive Leica activities designed to ignite your passion for photography.

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