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Taking My Time

Taking My Time is a retrospective exhibition of world-renowned American photographer Joel Meyerowitz, specifically created for Cortona On The Move 2013. From the beginnings in New York in the 60s to his latest productions. A diverse body of work that has at its core the concept of ‘movement’, considered as that fleeting ,joyful, tragic, or irrelevant moment that catches the photographer’s eye and becomes the heart of every shot.

‘Movement is everything to me; it is Life itself, it traces the disappearing moment, and it, along with Time, is the essence of the Photographic experience. And more than anything else it was the reason I began to make photographs 50 years ago, just moments after watching Robert Frank shoot a small publicity job for me. I was struck by the wonder of the simple fact that he ‘moved’ while he was photographing people that were moving! That was it! I quit my job, borrowed a camera, went out on the streets of New York City, and never looked back.’ (Joel Meyerowitz)

The retrospective exhibition consists of black and white and color images taken between 1962 and 2011 and the reportage realized in Ground Zero after September 11th, 2001. Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris, before (from 23.01 to 7.04.2013) and then the international festival of photography Cortona On The Move 2013 (from 18.07 to 29.09.2013), dedicated a retrospective to this work, setting a record.

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