About the US-American photographer, Elliott ERWITT (*1928 in Paris)

Elliott ERWITT is mainly known for his enigmatic and mischievous subjects in black and white. As a self-confessed dog fan, the four-legged friends play a special role in his photographic work. He grew up in Paris and Milan and emigrated with his family to the USA in 1939. There he studied at Los Angeles City College and worked in a photo lab during World War II. In 1948 he moved to New York to study film at the New School for Social Research. In that year he met the famous photographers Edward STEICHEN and Robert CAPA. Elliott ERWITT first worked for the Standard Oil Company in New York and in Pittsburgh. In 1953 he began working for Magnum. A year later he was already a full member of the agency. In 1966-69 he was president of Magnum, and from 1974-80 he was vice president again.

Photo books by and about the work of Elliott ERWITT

'Personal Exposures. Photographs 1946 to 1988' (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); '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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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.
78,00 € Weight 1.8 kg
In 'Scotland', Elliott ERWITT captures the country's culture and national heritage far beyond the typical glens and lochs. This collection goes beyond the purely picturesque and reveals the diverse landscapes and characters that are unique to Scotland.
38,00 € 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
78,00 € *
'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.
68,00 € 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
75,00 € Weight 1.3 kg
Exhibitions
2011: 'I am serious about not being serious. Elliott Erwitt. Photography', Oberhausen.