Elliott Erwitt

Born in 1928 - United States


Elliott Erwitt (born July 26 1928 in Paris) is an American photographer.

Of Russian immigrant parents, he spent ten years of his childhood in Europe, particularly in Italy, Germany and France before his parents immigrated to the US in 1938, they lived in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles in 1941.

Robert Capa was one of the first to notice his work and encouraged him to become a member of the agency Magnum. Agency he will preside a few years later.

He photographed Europe and the United States, children, dogs and stars with satirical humor. He did as well several comedy tv shows. "Making people laugh is one of the greatest achievements you can hope for" he says.
His photographies of North Carolina, USA became a remarkable icon .

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Exposition personnelle

International Center of Photography, New York, Etats-Unis, 2011
Personal Best
Art Museum, Portland, Etats-Unis, 2007
Museums as Muse
MoMA, New York, Etats-Unis, 1999
Rétrospective Centre National de la Photographie
Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 1988
Mirrors and Windows
MoMA, New York, Etats-Unis, 1978
Rencontres internationales de la Photographie
Arles, France, 1977

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