About US-American Magnum photographer, Elliott ERWITT (1928-29.11.2023)

The Paris-born Magnum photographer Elliott ERWITT has become known primarily for his enigmatic and mischievous black and white subjects. As a self-confessed dog lover, four-legged friends played a special role in his photographic work. He grew up in Paris and Milan and emigrated to the USA with his family in 1939. There he studied at Los Angeles City College and worked in a photo laboratory during the Second World War. In 1948, he moved to New York to study film at the New School for Social Research. That year he met the famous photographers Edward STEICHEN and Robert CAPA. He initially worked for the Standard Oil Company in New York and in Pittsburgh. In 1953 he began working for Magnum. One year later he was already a full member of the agency. He was president of Magnum from 1966-69 and vice president again from 1974-80. Elliott ERWITT died on 29.11.2023 in New York.

Photo books by and about the work of Elliott ERWITT (a selection)

  • 'Personal Exposures' (1988, 1997, 2012); 'On the Beach' (1991); 'To the Dogs' (1992); 'Dogs' (1998, 2004, 2008); 'Geschlechtertanz' (1999); 'Snaps' (2001, 2013); 'Handbook/Handbuch' (2002/2003); 'Freunde' (2004); 'Verliebte' (2004); 'Stern Spezial Fotografie Portfolio No. 39' (2005); 'Icons' (2005); 'Woof/Wuff' (2005/2007); 'Personal Best' (2006, 2010, 2015, 2018); 'Unseen' (2007); 'Rome' (2009); 'Paris' (2010, 2017); 'New York' (2011, 2017); 'Kids' (2012); 'Kolor' (2013); 'New York/Paris' (2015); 'Home Around the World' (2016); 'Retrospective' (2016); 'Cuba' (2017); 'Pittsburgh' (2017); 'Scotland' (2018); 'Elliott Erwitt' (2018); 'Magnum Ireland' (2020); 'Found, Not Lost' (2021)

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The out-of-print 'Zeitblende' was published on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the famous photo agency Magnum. The picture & text book provides an overview of the impressive field of reportage photography that is commensurate with its significance
0,00 € * Weight 2.4 kg
In this out-of-print photo volume, 'Sequentially Yours', Elliott ERWITT presents a series of diverse character sketches. Each of them consists of a quick succession of single shots. The subjects vary from lively street scenes to lovers in casual embrace.
98,00 € * Weight 1.8 kg
In 'Elliott Erwitt's Scotland' the culture & national heritage of the country is conveyed far beyond the typical glens & lochs. Beyond the purely picturesque, the images by the magnum photographer show diverse landscapes & characters that exist only there
120,00 € * Weight 1.8 kg
The collection for the book 'Personal Best' was selected by Elliott ERWITT himself. Anyone who browses through the carefully edited retrospective will be filled with a nostalgic mood, a sense of wonder - and an enduring feeling for the richness of life.
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To select the photographs for the now out-of-print photo book 'Kolor', Elliott ERWITT combed through his extensive archive. From the marketplace to the field camp, from Vegas to Venice, this diverse mix of carefully observed public and private curiosities
0,00 € * Weight 4.5 kg
'Pittsburgh 1950' by Elliott ERWITT contains photographs taken in 1949/1950. The pictures, which capture the spirit of the city's architecture and people, were thought to be lost until the negatives were recovered at the Pittsburgh Photographic Library.
178,00 € * Weight 1.2 kg
'Snaps' by Elliott ERWITT, offers a comprehensive overview. It is divided into nine chapters, the basic actions of life - things that people do. The photos are not meant to illustrate the words, but to organize & connect them, even with puns & ambiguities
120,00 € * Weight 1.3 kg
'Photographers A-Z' brings together photographers who have made a significant contribution to photographic culture, as well as the most important photographic volumes of the past century. The entries are illustrated with facsimiles from books & magazines.
from 16,00 €
  • 2005: 'Icons', NRW-Forum, Düsseldorf;
    2011: 'I am serious about not being serious. Elliott Erwitt. Fotografie', Oberhausen.