Joel Meyerowitz: Back story

When you look at a photograph, what do you see? A single moment in time, maybe, but can a snapshot ever tell the whole story?

As he celebrates five decades as a professional photographer with a retrospective book - Taking My Time - American street photographer Joel Meyerowitz tells the stories behind some of his award-winning images.

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A retrospective of Joel Meyerowitz's work can be seen in Paris, at La Maison Europeenne de la Photographie, until 7 April 2013.

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Music by KPM Music. Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 31 January/February 2013.

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