Joel Meyerowitz, “Wild in New York”
In 2006 Joel Meyerowitz began a project to create a photographic archive of New York City’s 29,000 acres of parkland. Already numbering nearly 1500 images, the archive is expected to include 4000 photographs by the time it concludes in 2008.
The central theme of the archive is the areas of wild nature that still exist within the parks system; places where the unexpected beauty of the ancient forests and coastline provide a retreat for New York’s citizens.
“Wild in New York”, a work in progress, will be on show at the Edwynn Houk Gallery, 745 Fifth Avenue, New York from June 5th to June 21st 2007.