Joel MeyerowitzFleeting moments

Their clothes are brilliantly colored, their pumps white,
their backcombed hair immaculate. What would this picture be without color?

  C/O Berlin presents Joel Meyerowitz. Why color? retrospective. The New York photographer Meyerowitz manages to fish surprising and sometimes peculiar fleeting moments from the stream of everyday happenings. His precise use of color enables him to bring their very individual vividness and pictorial intensity to the fore. He leads us through the streets, cities and urban American landscapes. The photographer nevertheless makes deliberate use of black and white in order to highlight contrasts between elements of the image, be they artistic or graphic. What would this picture be without color? This is the main question that the artist asks to his public.