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Elliott Erwitt

Photographer

1928 - Paris, France
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Among Erwitt's most famous photographs are those made during the "kitchen debate" between Richard Nixon and Nikita Khruschev in Moscow in 1959; he is well known for his humorous pictures of people and dogs, which invoke visual puns to ironic effect. -  International Center of Photography 

Elliott Erwitt is an American documentary photographer considered one of the masters of his medium. Known for his candid and often humorous black-and-white images, Erwitt is responsible for some of the most iconic photographs of the 20th century, including indelible portraits of figures like Marilyn Monroe, Che Guevara, and Richard Nixon. - artnet.com

Elliott Erwitt, really Elio Romano Erwitt, (born 26 July 1928) is an American advertising and documentary photographer known for his black and white candid shots of ironic and absurd situations within everyday settings— a master of Henri Cartier-Bresson's "decisive moment"

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Talking Photography With Elliott Erwitt
I learned long ago that it’s best to approach your heroes with trepidation, because they rarely live up to expectations. So when I met Elliott Erwitt in Perpignan, France, years ago, when we both had shows for Visa Pour l’Image, I was reluctant to talk to him. Imagine my surprise when he asked to trade prints.
Elliott Erwitt's Take on the Magic of Photography
The best photographs give us a way to connect with the world: they shatter the mundane, prompt self reflection and question reality. But what about, as Ansel Adams calls it, the “twelve inches behind the camera”?
Elliott Erwitt Best in show
Born in Paris to Russian parents, and educated in America, Elliott Erwitt took up photography before being drafted into the US Army in 1950. He made his name with photo-essays on barracks life in France then joined Magnum and travelled the world, capturing famous faces and places and producing quirky studies of dogs.
Books
Elliott Erwitt's New York http://a.co/1nluIzp
Elliott Erwitt: Icons (English and French Edition) http://a.co/aaOgaEd
The Art of Andre S. Solidor a.k.a. Elliott Erwitt http://a.co/i8Cif9d
Elliott Erwitt's Dogs http://a.co/dE4djiK
Sequentially Yours http://a.co/jaNbR1O
Elliott Erwitt: On the Beach http://a.co/gXhR9Zz
Recent Developments: Photographs by Elliott Erwitt http://a.co/gwFD7HJ
Elliott Erwitt Paris http://a.co/j8G7Xv2
Elliott Erwitt's Rome http://a.co/38ePeXZ
Woof (ILLUSTRATED) http://a.co/crAIrha
Regarding Women http://a.co/1MkJ3zi
Elliott Erwitt (Photofile) http://a.co/1LvQKf5
Elliott Erwitt's Handbook http://a.co/dEqs6Ad
Elliott Erwitt: Kids http://a.co/f22RS7L
Elliott Erwitt's Kolor http://a.co/3pkgpOG
Elliott Erwitt New York/Paris Box Set http://a.co/ebPdrGB
Elliot Erwitt Snaps http://a.co/0AX1BKX
Personal Exposures http://a.co/fZNv0iD
Personal Best http://a.co/480fnX8