Joel Meyerowitz (born 1938.) was born in a neighbourhood in the Bronx which offered a daily reminder of the comedy and tragedy of human behaviour and he cites this as his basic education in life, that nurtured his delight in human observation.
Meyerowitz was one of the earliest adopters of colour photography in decided to work solely in colour from 1972, when it seemed that black and white was the only serious mode to work in the medium. He made the move long before other famous photographers such as William Eggleston. Cape Light is arguably the most famous of his 26 monographs and has gone down in history as a classic photobook.