Fifth Avenue, New York City
Born in 1938, Joel Meyerowitz is a street photographer from New York who was also one of the beginning pioneers for color photography in the arts. His photographs contain interesting angles, compositions and even stories. I was mainly drawn to "Cape Cod" due to the use of color combinations. The light blue sky, whites, and oranges create a beach like atmosphere while the wind is also blowing the fabric around into kite like figures. Even without the title of "Cape Cod", I would still associate this picture with a beach theme. "Fifth Avenue, New York City" is obviously one of his street photographs, and it remains as a very strong subject. We can see the little clean girl looking out the window, wearing all white, with fancy drapes surrounding her while a man is outside in the foreground sitting on the ground with no money and obviously no home. I feel like this sums up our society in America pretty well. We have such a large problem between the overly rich and poor in America, that they can even live on each others doorstep and we consider it normal. I think the story that this photograph tells makes it such a successful piece.