DCP Speaker Series: Arthur Meyerson

Join Arthur as he traces his photographic life, from his early beginnings to both his commercial and personal work along with the stories behind the photographs.

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Arthur Meyerson: The Journey  

For over forty years, Arthur Meyerson has had the good fortune to make a living doing something he loves; photography. He never planned on becoming a photographer, but, like a great photograph, his career has developed through a combination of coincidence and “right time, right place.” Arthur’s photographic life has been a continuous “unplanned journey,” and the photographs he created along the way are similarly unplanned; they resulted less from technique and more from a passion for seeing, and capturing what he saw. 

Water Wall, Tokyo, 2016

His evolution as a photographer led him in many directions. Eventually, he adopted the photographic mantra to “avoid preconceptions,” an approach that prevented him from disappointment in what he did not find and allowed him to remain open to what was there. While Arthur’s photographs are diverse, they are held together by the three themes that most interest him in photography: light, color and moments. Light produces color. Light can be soft or intense. Color can provoke or excite. It can also inform. At their best, light and color can come together at a moment in time and create an atmosphere, emotional response, and/or a sense of place. 

Red Hat, Wyoming, 1986 | Chicken, Brazil, 1992

Join Arthur as he traces his photographic life, from his early beginnings to both his commercial and personal work along with the stories behind the photographs. There will be a book signing following the lecture. Copies of his latest book, The Journey, will be available to purchase for $85 plus tax with cash or credit card.

Coca-Cola, Norway, 1988


Arthur Meyerson is recognized as one of America’s finest color photographers. Over the years, this native Texan has traveled throughout the world creating award winning advertising, corporate and editorial photographs, as well as an extensive body of fine art imagery. Adweek magazine named him Southwest Photographer of the Year on three separate occasions and American Photo has selected him as one of the top photographers in advertising.   

His awards are numerous, including gold medals from the New York Art Directors Club, the Art Directors Club of Houston, the Dallas Society of Visual Communications and the prestigious Stephen Kelly Award for his work on the Nike advertising campaign. He was selected by Nikon to their illustrious Legends Behind the Lens list and honored by the Houston Advertising Federation as the inaugural recipient of the Only In Houston award for individuals “whose creativity and passion for his art have brought recognition to the city of Houston”. In 2008, the Houston Decorative Center named him as the first recipient of photography in their annual Stars Of Design celebration.   

Rice Planting Ceremony, Kyoto, 1984

Besides his commercial work, Arthur’s fascination with light, color and the moment continues and has culminated into an impressive body of personal work as well. His photographs are included in many public and private collections and have been exhibited internationally. He has been profiled in many publications including Communication Arts, Rangefinder, Camera Arts, Graphis, Digital Photo Pro, Zoom (France), Portfolio, Idea (Japan), Novum (Germany), Photoworld (China), and Fotodigital (Portugal).   

A photographer with a strong commitment to his profession, Arthur teaches photography workshops and participates in speaking engagements throughout the U.S. and abroad. He is a member of the Advisory Council for the Santa Fe Center for Photography as well as serving on the Board of Advisors for the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops and the Houston Center for Photography.   

In 2012, he published his highly acclaimed book, The Color of Light, a collection of some of his personal iconic color images from the past four decades and his latest book, The Journey, tracing his photographic life, was released in 2017.  

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The Texas Photographic Society is a non-profit organization that celebrates the photographic arts, inspires the creative development of its members, and provides opportunities to engage with diverse audiences.

TPS is delighted to be celebrating over thirty years of providing programs and services for photographers and their audiences across the country. While “Texas” is in the name, TPS sustains an active international membership representing ten countries and forty four states.