Joel Meyerowitz on NPR : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

If you didn't have an opportunity to hear the Joel Meyerowitz interview on NPR is archived at this location.

Go to the archived shows and find October 23, 2001. Mr. Meyerowitz was completing work this past summer on a 15 year project to photograph the World Trade Center. He has, since the September 11th attack, been photographing the site with an 8x10 Deardorff. He speaks eloquently about his work on a long term project and his current effort to document the scene.

-- Kevin Kemner (, October 28, 2001


It really is a terrific interview wit ha very articulate photographer who is as poetic with his language as he is with lgiht and film. He is also very clear about a.) why he photographs. b.) why he loves 8x10. c.) how he goes about a project. d.) his passionate belief in the ability of photography to simultaneous explore, document, and express emotional & psychological content without getting away from the pure narrative and descriptive power of what he puts in front of his camera. e.) the quaities of light.

-- Ellis Vener Photography (, October 28, 2001.

If the interview I heard was the same one it was on Fresh Air with Terri Gross. It really was an exceptional interview as Meyerowitz presented incredible details of what the scene was just 10 days after the attack. I was especially moved by his candor about his fascination with the destruction and the magnitude of the devastation. He plans on contributing the body of work to the city of New York. It was also interesting when asked about the use of the "old camera" his response was that no other medium could provide the impact, detail and clarity as an 8x10 negative.

-- James Chinn (, October 28, 2001.

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