Joel Meyerowitz: Where I Find Myself

A Lifetime Retrospective


– First trade book covering the whole career of leading photographer Joel Meyerowitz
– Ties in with major retrospective in Berlin, which will then travel to America


ISBN: 9781786271860 Category:

Colin Westerbeck


‘Where I Find Myself’ is the first major single book retrospective of one of America’s leading photographers. As the title indicates, it is organised in inverse chronological order and spans the photographer’s whole career to date: from Joel Meyerowtiz’s most recent picture all the way back to the first photograph he ever shot. 

The book is divided in two parts: Classical and Jazz, which have distinct layouts describing the two opposed sides of the photographer’s talent, with, on the one hand, the quest for balance and perfection, and on the other his will to grasp the complexity of life as it is taking place, reality at its most spontaneous. It covers all of Meyerowitz’s great projects: his work inspired by the artist Morandi, his work on trees, his exclusive coverage of Ground Zero, his trips in the footsteps of Robert Frank across the US, his experiments comparing colour and black and white pictures, and of course his iconic street photography work.

The text is all by Joel Meyerovitz himself. Meyerovitz is incredibly eloquent and candid about how photography works or doesn’t, and this should be an inspiration to anyone interested in photography. 

The book coincides with a major retrospective show in Berlin.

Additional information

Weight 2538 g
Dimensions 22.7 x 31.6 cm
Publisher name Laurence King Publishing Ltd
Publication date 1 April 2018
Number of pages 336
Format Hardback
Contributors Photographs by John Meyerowitz
Dimensions 22.7 x 31.6 cm
Weight 2538 g