Elliott Erwitt | the artist

The artist Elliott Erwitt
Born 1928, Paris, France.

Style and technique of the artist: Photography,

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With a touch of humor and an eye for the humane, Elliott Erwitt's black and white photographs reveal the most basic and candid human emotions...

Erwitt, a leading photographer of his generation and a member of the prestigious Magnum Agency, has been taking photographs all over the world since the late 1940s. Snaps is the most complete collection of Erwitts work, packed with amusing, moving, intense and beautiful images in Erwitts unmistakable style.

For Life-Like Snaps

"It's about reacting to what you see, hopefully without preconception. You can find pictures anywhere. It's simply a matter of noticing things and organizing them. You just have to care about what's around you and have a concern with humanity and the human comedy."

Born in Paris of Russian parents, Elio Romano Erwitt spent much of his childhood in Italy. His father Boris Erwitt was an architect by training and his mother Evgenia, the daughter of a well-established Moscovian family, occasionally took up painting and drawing...