Portrait: Joel Meyerowitz

Describing himself as a “street-style” photographer, Joel Meyerowitz has been shooting the chaos of ordinary life for over 50 years.

Based in New York City he was one of the earliest advocates for the use of colour in “serious” photographic art (black and white film was the ammunition of choice of most photogs back in the 1960’s).

Days after the 9/11 attacks on The World Trade Center, Meyerowitz was the first photographer allowed to document the destruction and recovery efforts at Ground Zero. What followed were over 8,000 images of the aftermath of the tragedy.

Check out this fascinating portrait of Joel Meyerowitz presented by Leica and filmed by up-and-coming Brooklyn born filmmaker Trevor Bayack.

For a feature interview visit the Leica blog.

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