Elliott Erwitt was born in 1928 in Paris, but immigrated ten years later to New York in 1938 before the family finally settled in Los Angeles in 1941. Already as a teenager he showed an interest in photography and worked in a commercial darkroom in Hollywood during his spare time. Erwitt began working as a professional photographer in 1949 and in 1953 he was invited to join the prestigious Magnum Photos cooperative by its founder, Robert Capa. Erwitt is still a member of Magnum Photos and has served as its chairman on many occasions.
Elliott Erwitt is particularly known for his black and white photos, which are frequently ironic and somewhat absurd from the context of daily life. Dogs are a recurrent theme in his photography. They play the leading role in four of Erwitt’s books: Son of Bitch (1974), Dog Dogs (1998), Woof (2005) and Elliott Erwitt’s Dogs (2008).
In addition to photography, Erwitt began to produce films, mainly documentaries with names such as Beauty Knows No Pain (1971), Red, White and Bluegrass (1973) and Glass makers of heart (1977). He has also produced 17 comedies and satires.
Elliott Erwitt - XXL - teNeues Limited Edition 0128/2000Dustjacket, Original Collector's Edition Box, signedteNeues Collector's Edition, 2012, 1st and only signed Edition Box size: 42,00 x 57,00 cmBook size: 39,00 x 53,00 cmCondition Box: very goodCondition Book: very goodCondition Dustjacket: very good Books---
Elliott Erwitt - geboren 1928 in Paris. 1953 kam Erwitt zu Magnum Photos und arbeitete als freiberuflicher Fotograf für Colliers, Look, Life, Holiday und andere Koryphäen dieser goldenen Periode für Illustrierte. Bis heute ist er angestellt und arbeitet für verschiedene journalistische und kommerzielle Outfits. In den späten 1960er Jahren war Erwitt drei Jahre lang Präsident von Magnum. Erwitt wurde für wohlwollende Ironie und für eine humanistische Sensibilität bekannt, die für den Geist von Ma