Joel Meyerowitz: Times Square, 1963
© Joel Meyerowitz 2012. New York City, Times Square, 1963. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, NYC.
Here’s a view of New York, taken by Joel Meyerowitz, that we hope will bring some cheer to New Yorkers in the midst of difficult times. Joel Meyerowitz’s playful street photography from the 1960s is on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery, 50 Years of Photographs. The image New York City, Times Square, 1963, shows a theater cashier, her face obscured by a round ticket window speaker. The exhibition, in two parts — Part l -1962-1972 on view November 2–December 1, 2012 and and Part ll – 1978-2012 on view December 7, 2012–January 5, 2013 — includes seminal street scenes (both color and black-and-white), intimate images of American life, and landscapes exploring luminous scenes from Cape Cod to Tuscany. The exhibition coincides with the publication of a major book from Phaidon Press.