Joel Meyerowitz is an award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in over 150 exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world. He is a “street photographer” in the tradition of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank, although he works exclusively in color. As an early advocate of color photography in the mid 1960’s, Meyerowitz was instrumental in changing the attitude toward the use of color photography from one of resistance to nearly universal acceptance. His first book, Cape Light, is considered a classic work of color photography and has sold more than 100,000 copies during its 20-year shelf-life. He is the author of 14 other books, a Guggenheim fellow and a recipient of both the NEA and NEH Awards.
Meyerowitz’s exhibition Aftermath: Images from Ground Zero, on display in a raw and vacant turn-of-the-century building at King and Spadina is presented by CONTACT in partnership with Hewlett-Packard