Provincetown

Joel Meyerowitz
Joel Meyerowitz, 2019
Hardback

Publisher: Aperture

Pages: 160

The beach town of Provincetown, Massachusetts, has long been defined by outsiders. A safe haven for the queer community and a getaway for artists, it is a place defined by openness and tolerance. Throughout the late 1970s and early '80s,

 

Joel Meyerowitz spent his summers there, roaming the seaside with an 8-by-10 camera, making exquisite, sharply observed portraits of families, couples, children, artists, and other denizens of the progressive community. A cast of characters appear and reappear from season to season against a picturesque backdrop of sea, sand, and sun.

 

Provincetown collects one hundred portraits, most never before published, bringing viewers into an idyllic world of self-styled individualism.

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