Photographs by Joel Meyerowitz
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Cape Light, Joel Meyerowitz’s series of serene and contemplative color photographs taken on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, quickly became one of the most influential and popular photography books in the latter part of the twentieth century, breaking new ground both for color photography and for the medium’s acceptance into the art world. Now, over thirty-five years later, Aperture is pleased to bring back this classic collection in its original form.The book features all the now-iconic images of the original edition, newly remastered and printed as never before. In it, everyday scenes—an approaching storm, a local grocery store at dusk, the view through a bedroom window—are transformed by the stunning light of Cape Cod and the luminous vision of the photographer. Meyerowitz is a contemporary masterof color photography, and through his eyes small-town life on the Cape is imbued once more with a powerful and captivating beauty.
Joel Meyerowitz (born in New York, 1938) is an award-winning photographer whose workhas appeared in over 350 exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world. He is a two-time Guggenheim Fellow, a recipient of both National Endowment for the Artsand National Endowment for the Humanities awards, and a recipient of the Deutscher Fotobuchpreis. He has published over fifteen books and lives in Italy.
Dr. Bruce K. MacDonald (interview) is an artist based in Newton, Massachusetts. He is the former dean of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and earned his Ph.D in fine arts from Harvard University.