Photo: Joel Meyerowitz, b. 1938, Laundry, Provincetown, Massachusetts, 1977, C-print, Gift of an Anonymous Donor.
Confluence: a coming or flowing together, meeting, or gathering at one point.
While most artistic photographers of the 1960s focused entirely on black and white, Joel Meyerowitz (b. 1938) bridged a gap by exploring contemporaneously two very different bodies of work. His energetic black and white New York streetscapes are celebrated for their quirky characters and architectural detail, at the same time his ethereal photographs of Cape Cod, Massachusetts focused on the singular light and seascapes of the unique peninsula. By 1972, Meyerowitz permanently adopted color photography, so that even his urban images explore the tones and hues of city life. Together this collection of work explores the visual gatherings of a master at his best.
Meyerowitz is the author of over twenty-six books of photography, including Cape Light, considered a classic of color photography. He has twice been a Guggenheim fellow and is the winner of innumerable photo awards. His photographs are in the collections of the world’s most noted museums, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Art Institute of Chicago. The photographs featured in this exhibition are just a selection from the 362 prints that were gifted in 2021 to the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts by an anonymous donor.
On View March 24 – July 7, 2024