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Mapping Arthur Meyerson’s Photographic Life

“I’ve always felt I was the luckiest guy in the room, having made my living doing something I love – photography,” writes Arthur Meyerson in the introduction to his latest book, The Journey, published by A.M. Editions. In it, Meyerson charts his photographic life by revealing his approach to image making and sharing the stories behind iconic and unseen pictures.

The book begins with an interview between Meyerson and acclaimed curator Anne Wilkes Tucker. The two discuss Meyerson’s draw to picture magazines like Life and National Geographic as a kid in the 50s, and the year, 1970, that he got hooked on photography while taking Photojournalism 101 in college. Fittingly, they also talk about Meyerson’s course – his journey – through a fruitful career that has included commercial work, teaching and personal projects characterized by an astute observation of the ways form and color intersect.

Dedicated to mentors Ernst Haas and Jay Maisel, The Journey brings readers to destinations across the world and is a candid look inside Meyerson’s career and spirit.

Born in Houston in 1949, Meyerson’s photographs have won several awards. They have been exhibited internationally and are in the collections of public and private institutions like The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The Wittliff Collection, The Harry Ransom Center, The Grace Museum and the Library of Congress.

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