Joel Meyerowitz was born in the Bronx in 1938 into a neighborhood that offered daily lessons in the divine comedy and tragedies of human behavior. He believes it was that basic “street” education that nurtured his delight in human observation, a perception that is at the heart of his photography.Read More
It used to be that if you wanted to have an in-depth learning experience from a master photographer, you had to attend a workshop or if you were lucky, serve as their assistant. The first could be prohibitively expensive, especially if travel was involved. While the latter was only available to those talented and persistent enough to secure such a position when they became available.Read More
Colin Westerbeck is a writer, curator, and teacher of the history of photography. He is also the co-author along with Joel Meyerowitz of Bystander: A History of Street Photography, which has recently been released in a new edition.
We sat down with Colin to talk about the how street photography has changed since the decades since the release of the first version of the book and how he and Joel approached this new edition.Read More