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Joel Meyerowitz is famed for his pioneering use of color in his New York street photography and his Cape Cod seascapes. Recently, he has turned to exploring photographic still lifes, using the same humble everyday objects that the Italian painter Giorgio Morandi depicted.

 

Mr. Meyerowitz spoke about finding “the intrinsic beauty” in the ordinary things in Mr. Morandi’s studio in Bologna, in this video produced by Fred Conrad, a former New York Times staff photographer. Gareth Smit provided editing assistance.

 

Some of Morandi’s still lifes and Mr. Meyerowitz’s photos are on exhibit at the Center of Italian Modern Art in New York through June 25.