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)