FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE, MADRID.
Un proyecto transversal como es «El gusto francés», que abarca un período histórico tan extenso, no puede ser comprendido sin su contexto histórico. En este sentido, la muestra aborda también aspectos que hacen visible dicha evolución, como las relaciones diplomáticas, la historia del coleccionismo o la construcción de las identidades nacionales.
As an early advocate of color photography, Meyerowitz was instrumental in changing the attitude toward the use of color photography from one of resistance to nearly universal acceptance.
Meyerowitz was the only photographer to be given unimpeded access to Ground Zero in the wake of 9/11. The images he captured have formed the foundation of a major national archive, and an exhibition of selected images has travelled to more than 200 cities in 60 countries.
Among Meyerowitz’s first important exhibitions were those at Eastman House, Rochester, in 1966, and “My European Trip” at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1968. In 2002 he represented the United States at the Venice Biennale for Architecture.
He is a two time Guggenheim fellow, a recipient of both National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities awards and a recipient of The Royal Photographic Society’s Centenary Medal.
Joel Meyerowitz (b. 1938) was born in New York City and began taking photographs in 1962. Meyerowitz has published over 40 books and his work has appeared in over 350 exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world.
His work can be found in many major public collections, including the Moma, Met and Whitney Museum of New York, the Bostom Fine Arts Museum and the Chicago Art Institute.