Joel Meyerowitz at The Photographers’ Gallery
Tuesday, November 5
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join Aperture at the Bookshop in the Photographers’ Gallery for a book signing with Joel Meyerowitz. Joel will be signing his latest book Provincetown.
The beach town of Provincetown, Massachusetts, has long been defined by outsiders. A safe haven for the queer community and a getaway for artists, it is a place defined by openness and tolerance. Throughout the late 1970s and early ’80s Joel Meyerowitz spent his summers there, roaming the seaside with an 8-by-10 camera, making exquisite, sharply observed portraits of families, couples, children, artists, and other denizens of the progressive community. A cast of characters appear and reappear from season to season against a picturesque backdrop of sea, sand, and sun. Provincetown collects one hundred portraits, most never before published, bringing viewers into an idyllic world of self-styled individualism.
A selection of his previous titles, including Where I Find Myself and Bystander, Cape Light, Between the Dog and the Wolf (2nd edition) and last few copies of Glimpse, will be available as well. See here for more information about this event.
Image: Joel Meyerowitz, Darrell, Provincetown, Massachusetts, 1983; from Joel Meyerowitz: Provincetown (Aperture, 2019)