Joel Meyerowitz: Pioneer of Color Photography in America
"Starburst: Color Photography in America 1970-1980" is showing now at the Cincinnati Art Museum, featuring artists such as William Eggleston, Stephen Shore, Mitch Epstein, and Joel Meyerowitz. Starburst takes viewers on a journey through the explosion and development of color photography in America. Once considered less of an art form than black and white photography, the color photography in Starburst addresses the initial controversy surrounding color film and how pioneering artists turned it into high art. In case one can't make it to the midwest, the work of Stephen Shore, Joel Meyerowitz, and William Egglestone will also be on view at the Edwynn Houk Gallery starting Thursday, February 25th.
Curator Kevin Moore writes, "Color photography of the 1970s happened in a starburst... an intensely destructive and creative environment." Meyerowitz, along with Shore, Eggleston, and others, laid the groundwork for the growth and acceptance of color photography. At the Cincinatti Art Museum and the Edwyn Houk Gallery, people can see where it all began.
Interested viewers are invited to attend the following events:
Pioneers of Color:
Edwynn Houk Gallery
25 February - 24 April 2010
Thursday, 25 February, 6-8pm - Opening Reception and Book Launch for Starburst: Color Photography
By Kevin Moore with essays by James Crump and Leo Rubinfien
Starburst: Color Photography in America 1970 - 1980
Cincinnati Art Museum
February 13 - May 9, 2010
Read more on The Daily Beast
JM Colberg's review of Starburst: Color Photography in America
PDN's legends online: Joel Meyerowitz
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