Conference and presentation of the book: "Hacia la luz, Six months in Andalucía, 1966-1967"
From the New York photographer JOEL MEYEROWITZ.
Assembly hall of the Ateneo de Málaga.
Joel Meyerowitz and Málaga in 1966.
Speaker: Miguel López-Remiro, curator of the exhibition "Joel Meyerowitz: Towards the light" at its headquarters of the Pumps Gens building in Valencia
Presents: Enrique Benitez Palma
Joel Meyerowitz (New York, 1938) is one of the most prominent representatives of the so-called "street photography", in the wake of Robert Frank or Henry Cartier-Bresson. Successful publisher, in 1966, after earning an important amount of money for a very well paid job, he decided to travel through Europe for a year to devote himself to his great passion: photography. A casual meeting in London with the writer Paul Hecht, flamenco scholar, will bring him to Malaga, a city he arrives at the end of 1966 and where he will reside for six months with his wife, Vivian, in a small farmhouse on the outskirts . In Spain he would take 8,000 black and white photos and color, and the rescue of some of them in the volume Taking my time (Phaidon, 2012) revealed his experience in Malaga to his students and followers.