Nov 1, 2021
Nov 1, 2021
Nov 1, 2021

Man on Champs Élysées

Man on Champs Élysées

1967, printed 1980

Joel Meyerowitz

(American, b. 1938)

Dye transfer print

Image: 40.6 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in.)

Gift of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg 2021.202

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Joel Meyerowitz studied art and art history at The Ohio State University.

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A pioneer in both street photography and in the use of color film, Joel Meyerowitz captured this humorous image in Paris. It reflects a dominant approach to photography espoused by the French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson of waiting to shoot until one finds a “decisive moment.” In such images, the action occupies center stage, and the background is de-emphasized.

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