Elliot Erwitt Snaps

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Phaidon Press, Mar 19, 2013 - Photography - 240 pages
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Elliott Erwitt has been taking pictures since the late forties. A member of the prestigious Magnum agency since 1954, he has photographed all over the world and his images have been the subject of many books and exhibitions. Elliott Erwitt Snaps is a unique and comprehensive survey of his work. From famous images like Khrushchev and Nixon arguing in Moscow in 1959 and Marilyn Monroe on the set of the film The Misfits, to his many more personal images of places, things, people and animals, Erwitt's unmistakeable, often witty, style gives us a snapshot of the famous and the ordinary, the strange and the mundane over a period of more than half a century, through the lens of one of the era's finest image-makers.
Collected thematically under Read, Rest, Touch, Stand, Tell, Point, Look, Move and Play, Elliot Erwitt Snaps showcases the photographer's signature wit and unquenchable thirst for curiosities. With chapter introductions from Charles Flowers and a forward by Murray Sayle, both close friends of Erwitt, the photographs are introduced with an insight into the photo-making process, and an indication of Erwitt's huge popularity among his contemporaries.

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About the author (2013)

One of the greatest image makers of his generation, Elliott Erwitt (b.1928) describes himself as 'a professional photographer by trade and an amateur photographer by vocation.' A member of Magnum since 1954, his camera has taken him all over the globe and his pictures have been the subject of many books and exhibitions worldwide. Artist and documenter, his work spans many traditions, subjects and approaches to photography.

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