As you look back at these photographs from the mid-20th century, prepare to experience a sense of nostalgia.
Joel Meyerowitz, an American Photographer considered to be a pioneer of color photography in the early 1960s, started his career by roaming the streets of New York City with fellow notable photographer Gary Winogrand. Over the last 50 years, he's trekked the globe making photographs of people, landscapes, and cities. Meyerowitz's new photobook, “Where I Find Myself,” covers the span of his long photographic career, and is being released in conjunction with his 80th birthday.
The hefty hardcover book runs in a reverse chronological order. Although Meyerowitz has lived and work in Tuscany for the last decade, he spent a large portion of his life photographing American cities. In these photographs from the 1960s through the 1980s, he captured everything from the bustling city streets in New York City to eerily quiet moments in St. Louis and Cape Cod. There is an essential American-ness in his photographs during this time, when America was changing and taking on a multiplicity of new identities.
“Where I Find Myself” is available on amazon.com for $49.