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Elliott Erwitt

B. United States, 1928

The Works

12

1

Elliott Erwitt

New Orleans, Louisiana

1947

Silver gelatin print, printed later

2

Elliott Erwitt

Lucienne Van Kan, New York City

1954

Silver gelatin print, printed later

3

Elliott Erwitt

New York City

1948

Silver gelatin print, printed later

4

Elliott Erwitt

Lucienne Van Kan, New York City

1954

Silver gelatin print, printed later

5

Elliott Erwitt

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1949

Silver gelatin print, printed later

6

Elliott Erwitt

Paris, France

1992

Silver gelatin print, printed later

7

Elliott Erwitt

Third Avenue El, New York City

1954

Silver gelatin print, printed later

8

Elliott Erwitt

New York City

1953

Silver gelatin print, printed later

9

Elliott Erwitt

Orleans, France

1952

Silver gelatin print, printed later

10

Elliott Erwitt

Pasadena, California

1963

Silver gelatin print, printed later

11

Elliott Erwitt

New York, U.S.A.

1969

Silver gelatin print, printed later

12

Elliott Erwitt

Flatiron Building, New York City, U.S.A.

1969

Silver gelatin print, printed later

Elliott Erwitt

B. France 1928

Elliott Erwitt Portrait

B. France 1928

Biography

Inspired by the work of Edward Steichen, Robert Capa, and Roy Stryker, Elliott Erwitt forged his career as an astute documentary photographer during the 1960s through to the 80s. Erwitt has turned his lens upon animals, celebrities, and everyday scenes, continuing to adopt a witty and humorous attitude throughout. During the 1970s, Erwitt turned his focus to filmmaking, creating award winning feature and documentary films, and television commercials.

Erwitt’s candid black and white images have contributed to some of the most iconic photographs of the 20th century, including portraits of Marilyn Monroe and Che Guevara. The artist has published many photobooks, with a particular focus on dogs, including Son of Bitch (1974), To the Dogs (1992), Dog Dogs (1998), Woof (2005), and Elliott Erwitt’s Dogs (2008). He worked as a freelance photographer for Collier’s, LIFE, and Holiday

Erwitt was born in Paris in 1928, later emigrating to the US. The artist experimented with photography at Los Angeles City College, and attended film classes at the New School for Social Research, New York. Erwitt served as the president of Magnum Photos for three years. His work is held in many prestigious collections, including the Met Museum, New York. The artist was awarded the Royal Photographic Society’s Centenary Medal and an honorary fellowship (HonFRPS) in 2002, and received the International Center for Photography’s Infinity Award, Lifetime Achievement category, in 2011.

He lives and works in New York.

 

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