Artist Elliott Erwitt is one of the finest black and white photographers of his generation and has been a member of the prestigious Magnum photography agency since 1954. Since the 1940s Elliott Erwitt’s camera has taken him around the globe from Fifth Avenue, to Valencia, to Paris. Elliott Erwitt has had Marilyn Monroe in front of his lens in New York as well as Che Guevara, Muhammad Ali and Jackie Kennedy, and sprang to fame with a shot of the 1959 Khruschev/Nixon debate. Despite boasting such renowned subjects, some of Elliott Erwitt’s best photography is those of daily life, such as a pet dog in Ireland, or his endearing depiction of rural Provence.
Elliott Erwitt describes himself as a professional photographer by trade and an amateur photographer by vocation, and with unmistakable style and wit, his work has captured the famous and the ordinary, the strange and the mundane, for more than half a century.
Erwitt’s iconic photographs have been the subject of several books including Sequentially Yours, Photographs and Anti-Photographs, Personal Exposures, On the Beach, To The Dogs, Dog Dogs, The Angel Tree, Between the Sexes and Snaps, which is a wonderful overview of his diverse portfolio.
Elliott Erwitt’s work has been featured in exhibitions worldwide, including a solo show at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Art Institute of Chicago, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France, Reina Sofia, Madrid, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New South Wales Museum of Art, Australia, The Barbican, London and the Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland.
Elliott Erwitt has produced several feature films, television commercials, and documentary films including Arthur Penn: the Director, Beauty Knows No Pain, Red, White and Bluegrass and the prize-winning Glassmakers of Herat, Afghanistan.
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