Photo Quotes Archive

Quotes by Joel Meyerowitz (2 quotes)

(1938 - )
An American photographer born in New York City who focuses on street photography..
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"I photographed the entire thing in color because to photograph it in black and white would be to keep it as a tragedy. Because there is a tragic element to photographing, in this case not war, but the collapse. It was just destruction. (Referring to his Ground Zero photographs taken in 2001)"
"Then I thought, Whoa. If there are no photographs, then there is no history. I'm going to get in there. I'm going to make these pictures. We need a record. (Referring to a New York City Police Officer telling him 'no photographs buddy, this is a crime scene' on 9/11 at Ground Zero in New York City)"