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Joel Meyerowitz’s parks – Green Itinerary

High Rock Park, spring

Last night, the opening of Joel Meyerowitz’s Legacy: The Preservation of Wilderness in New York City Parks was held at the great upper East Side Museum of the City of New York.NYC is incredibly green. The city has 29 000 acres of parks and green spaces.

Meyerowitz was there, hanging out with people dressed up and had a hug with Mary Ellen Mark ! Needless to say that the work is amazing.  I didn’t know that  he is the first photographer to document New York City’s parks since the 1930s, when they were photographed as part of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s WPA program. That makes the work even more powerful.

A book published by Aperture can be use as a start to organise a green itinerary in NYC during week-ends.

RB

Legacy : The Preservation of Wilderness in New York City Parks runs till March 7th, 2010

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

Pelham Bay Park, tre#31F603

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Joel Meyerowitz

Mayor Bloomberg gave Joel Meyerowitz the assignement to take photos of the parks in NYC. Three years and almost 300 photos later,  Legacy: The Preservation of Wilderness in New York City Parks is published. An exhibition will be held at the Museum of the City, october 9, 2009 to March 7, 2010. Meyerowitz’s shots are as intense as the street photos he use to take. RB

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