1967, printed 1980
(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
Joel Meyerowitz studied art and art history at The Ohio State University.
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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