Joel Meyerowitz and Twelve Other Street Photographers on Their Best Photographs

September 2, 2014 2:18 PM

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Joel Meyerowitz and Twelve Other Street Photographers on Their Best Photographs

As artists, it is always a significant challenge to objectively view our own work. We have emotional and psychological ties to both the work itself, and the experience of creating it. When I look at one of my photographs, I do not see what you see. I see the moment on the street where I made the photograph and I feel into that experience. Simply put, I do not see objectively - my viewing is subjective. Therefore, what I consider to be my best street photograph will most likely not be what you consider to be my best. I find this concept very intriguing, because knowing what I believe to be my best work and understanding the reasons why I feel this way can be a very revealing experience for my viewers - It is an unmasking of the artist.

In this post I asked twelve street photographers to show me their very best photograph and, in fifty words or less, tell me why they feel it is their best work. I've invited them to unmask. The results are both intriguing and surprising. In most cases, these colleagues are either friends or, at the ...

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