Eric Meola's graphic use of color and minimal design has described global landscapes, cultures, and music legends for four decades.
The recipient of the American Photographer of the Year Award and one of a handful of color photographers who are true innovators, Eric's images are included in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery and the permanent collection of the George Eastman House.
In 2004 Graphis Editions published Eric's first book, The Last Places on Earth, a look at disappearing tribes and cultures throughout the world. An exhibition in England of his photographs of Bruce Springsteen coincided with the publication of his second book, Born to Run: The Unseen Photos (Insight Editions, 2006), and was followed in 2008 by INDIA: In Word & Image (Welcome Books, NY), and an exhibit in 2009 at the Art Directors Club.
In 2011 Ormond Yard Press of London published an oversized 18" x 24" edition of his photographs of Bruce Springsteen — Born to Run Revisited — that was limited to 500 copies. Streets of Fire, his fifth book, was published by Harper Collins in September 2012. In October 2013 Welcome Books published a revised and updated edition of INDIA: In Word & Image, as the previous edition had sold out.
In April 2014 Eric received the George Eastman Power of the Image Award at an exhibition and ceremony celebrating the work of 22 international photographers in Beijing, China.