Through Meyerowitz’s watchful eye, this film shows the changes in Paris and NYC streets from the post-World War II years to the present time, revealing the evolution of the human condition, the increasing urbanism and sometimes, the loss of social cohesion. In addition to the photographer’s vivid color photographs, supplementary archival footage helps to relive the everyday life and the major popular protests that occupied the streets over time.
One of the first photographers to make a successful transition from black-and-white to color in fine-art photography, Joel Meyerowitz has received many grants and awards, including two Guggenheim Fellowships and a National Endowment for the Arts Grant. He was also the only photographer to be given unimpeded access to Ground Zero in the wake of 9/11.
An exciting documentary film on Joel Meyerowitz, the award-winning American street photographer whose work has appeared in over 350 exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world.
Direction: Philippe Jamet
Production: Les Films d'un Jour & Télé Bocal