Florida

1975


Dimensions

Image: 22.8 x 34.5 cm (9 x 13 9/16 in.) Sheet: 28.0 x 35.5 cm (11 x 14 in.)

Accession Number

1975.372

Medium or Technique

Photograph, chromogenic print (Ektacolor)

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Photography

Classifications

Photographs

Joel Meyerowitz began as a street photographer in 1962, shooting at first in color and later in black-and-white. By 1974, he had turned completely to color, and in 1976 he started using an 8 x 10 view camera. Along with many photographers of his generation, Meyerowitz was drawn to the startling and strange aspects of everyday life and the visual challenges of the modern American landscape. In a dispassionate, un-idealized approach, his kaleidoscopic images from this period capture the collision of man and nature, often from an urban perspective. Here, the soft shadows of Florida palm trees fall on the stark surface of a wall, which bisects the image and creates a strange disconnect between near and far, artificial and real.

Inscription

on verso, in pen: Joel Meyerowitz "Florida"

Provenance

Artist; purchased September 1975.

Credit Line

Polaroid Foundation Purchase Fund

Copyright

© Joel Meyerowitz Courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery.