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Elliot Erwitt

photo exhibition
''More Than a Woman''

[view biography  Elliot Erwitt]

Born in Paris in 1928 to Russian parents, Erwitt spent his childhood in Milan, then emigrated to the US, via France, with his family in 1939. As a teenager living in Hollywood, he developed an interest in photography and worked in a commercial darkroom before experimenting with photography at Los Angeles City College. In 1948 he moved to New York and exchanged janitorial work for film classes at the New School for Social Research.

Erwitt traveled in France and Italy in 1949 with his trusty Rolleiflex camera. In 1951 he was drafted for military service and undertook various photographic duties while serving in a unit of the Army Signal Corps in Germany and France.

While in New York, Erwitt met Edward Steichen, Robert Capa and Roy Stryker, the former head of the Farm Security Administration. Stryker initially hired Erwitt to work for the Standard Oil Company, where he was building up a photographic library for the company, and subsequently commissioned him to undertake a project documenting the city of Pittsburgh.

In 1953 Erwitt joined Magnum Photos and worked as a freelance photographer for Collier's, Look, Life, Holiday and other luminaries in that golden period for illustrated magazines. To this day he is for hire and continues to work for a variety of journalistic and commercial outfits.

In the late 1960s Erwitt served as Magnum's president for three years. He then turned to film: in the 1970s he produced several noted documentaries and in the 1980s eighteen comedy films for Home Box Office. Erwitt became known for benevolent irony, and for a humanistic sensibility traditional to the spirit of Magnum.

photo 032-Santa-Monica-California-USA-1955.jpg Elliot Erwitt - photo exhibition

Santa Monica, California, USA, 1955
by Elliott Erwitt

photo 001-57th-Street-Gallery-New-York-City-1963.jpg Elliot Erwitt - photo exhibition

57th Street Gallery, New York City, 1963
by Elliott Erwitt

photo 002-Bakersfield-California-USA-1983.jpg Elliot Erwitt - photo exhibition

Bakersfield, California, USA, 1983
by Elliott Erwitt

photo 003-Che-Guevara-Havana-Cuba-1964.jpg Elliot Erwitt - photo exhibition

Che Guevara, Havana, Cuba, 1964
by Elliott Erwitt

photo 004-Colorado-Usa-1955.jpg Elliot Erwitt - photo exhibition

Colorado, Usa, 1955
by Elliott Erwitt

photo 005-Dog-EE.jpg Elliot Erwitt - photo exhibition

Dog-EE
by Elliott Erwitt

photo 006-Empire-State-Building-New-York-City-USA-1955.jpg Elliot Erwitt - photo exhibition

Empire State Building, New York City, USA, 1955
by Elliott Erwitt

photo 007-Fort-Dix-New-Jersey-USA-1951.jpg Elliot Erwitt - photo exhibition

Fort Dix, New Jersey, USA, 1951
by Elliott Erwitt

photo 010-Marilyn-Monroe-New-York-USA-1956.jpg Elliot Erwitt - photo exhibition

Marilyn Monroe, New York, USA, 1956
by Elliott Erwitt

photo 008-Jacksonville-Florida-USA-1968.jpg Elliot Erwitt - photo exhibition

Jacksonville, Florida, USA, 1968
by Elliott Erwitt

photo 009-Marilyn-Monroe-New-York-USA-1956-B.jpg Elliot Erwitt - photo exhibition

Marilyn Monroe, New York, USA, 1956 B
by Elliott Erwitt

photo 011-Metropolitan-Museum-of-Art-New-York-City-USA-1949.jpg Elliot Erwitt - photo exhibition

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, USA, 1949
by Elliott Erwitt

photo 012-Mexico-1973-(1).jpg Elliot Erwitt - photo exhibition

Mexico, 1973 (1)
by Elliott Erwitt

photo 013-Mexico-1973-(2).jpg Elliot Erwitt - photo exhibition

Mexico, 1973 (2)
by Elliott Erwitt

photo 014-Mexico-1973-(3).jpg Elliot Erwitt - photo exhibition

Mexico, 1973 (3)
by Elliott Erwitt

photo 015-Museo-Del-Prado-Madrid-Spain-1995.jpg Elliot Erwitt - photo exhibition

Museo Del Prado, Madrid, Spain, 1995
by Elliott Erwitt

photo 018-New-York-City-USA-1953.jpg Elliot Erwitt - photo exhibition

New York City, USA, 1953
by Elliott Erwitt

photo 016-New-Hampshire-USA-1958.jpg Elliot Erwitt - photo exhibition

New Hampshire, USA, 1958
by Elliott Erwitt

photo 017-New-York-City-USA-1949.jpg Elliot Erwitt - photo exhibition

New York City, USA, 1949
by Elliott Erwitt

photo 019-New-York-City-USA-1954.jpg Elliot Erwitt - photo exhibition

New York City, USA, 1954
by Elliott Erwitt

photo 020-New-York-City-USA-1956.jpg Elliot Erwitt - photo exhibition

New York City, USA, 1956
by Elliott Erwitt

photo 021-New-York-USA-1953.jpg Elliot Erwitt - photo exhibition

New York, USA, 1953
by Elliott Erwitt

photo 023-New-York-USA-2000.jpg Elliot Erwitt - photo exhibition

New York, USA, 2000
by Elliott Erwitt

photo 022-New-York-USA-1974.jpg Elliot Erwitt - photo exhibition

New York, USA, 1974
by Elliott Erwitt

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North Carolina, USA, 1950
by Elliott Erwitt

photo 025-Outer-Hebrides-Scotland-2012.jpg Elliot Erwitt - photo exhibition

Outer Hebrides, Scotland, 2012
by Elliott Erwitt

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Paris, France, 1956
by Elliott Erwitt

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Paris, France, 1989
by Elliott Erwitt

photo 028-Pasadena-California-USA-1963.jpg Elliot Erwitt - photo exhibition

Pasadena, California, USA, 1963
by Elliott Erwitt

photo 029-Pittsburgh-Pennsylvania-USA-1950.jpg Elliot Erwitt - photo exhibition

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, 1950
by Elliott Erwitt

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Prague, Czechoslovakia, 1964
by Elliott Erwitt

photo 031-Rio-de-Janeiro-Brazil-1984.jpg Elliot Erwitt - photo exhibition

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1984
by Elliott Erwitt

photo 033-Sicily-Italie-1965.jpg Elliot Erwitt - photo exhibition

Sicily, Italie, 1965
by Elliott Erwitt

photo 034-Sylt-West-Germany-1968.jpg Elliot Erwitt - photo exhibition

Sylt, West Germany, 1968
by Elliott Erwitt

photo 035-Tahiti-1980.jpg Elliot Erwitt - photo exhibition

Tahiti, 1980
by Elliott Erwitt

photo 036-Third-Avenue-EL-New-York-City-USA-1955.jpg Elliot Erwitt - photo exhibition

Third Avenue EL, New York City, USA, 1955
by Elliott Erwitt

photo 037-Twin-Towers-New-York-City-USA-1979.jpg Elliot Erwitt - photo exhibition

Twin Towers, New York City, USA, 1979
by Elliott Erwitt

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USA. 1956. (PAR39360)
by Elliott Erwitt

photo 039-Valencia-Spain-1952.jpg Elliot Erwitt - photo exhibition

Valencia, Spain, 1952
by Elliott Erwitt

photo 040-Western-USA-1954.jpg Elliot Erwitt - photo exhibition

Western, USA, 1954
by Elliott Erwitt

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Wyoming, USA, 1954
by Elliott Erwitt

photo 042-New-York-City-USA-1989.jpg Elliot Erwitt - photo exhibition

New York City, USA, 1989
by Elliott Erwitt

photo 043-Central-Australia-Australia-1961.jpg Elliot Erwitt - photo exhibition

Central Australia, Australia, 1961
by Elliott Erwitt

photo 044-Deauville-France-1965.jpg Elliot Erwitt - photo exhibition

Deauville, France, 1965
by Elliott Erwitt

photo 045-Fashion-Shoot-New-York-City-USA-1989.jpg Elliot Erwitt - photo exhibition


Fashion Shoot. New York City, USA, 1989
by Elliott Erwitt

photo 046-Netherlands-1956.jpg Elliot Erwitt - photo exhibition

Netherlands, 1956
by Elliott Erwitt

photo 047-New-York-City-USA-1976.jpg Elliot Erwitt - photo exhibition

New York City, USA, 1976
by Elliott Erwitt

photo 048-Newcastle-England-1969.jpg Elliot Erwitt - photo exhibition

Newcastle, England, 1969
by Elliott Erwitt

photo 049-Pacific-Palisades-California-USA-1964.jpg Elliot Erwitt - photo exhibition

Pacific Palisades, California, USA, 1964
by Elliott Erwitt

photo 050-Paris-France-1952.jpg Elliot Erwitt - photo exhibition

Paris, France, 1952
by Elliott Erwitt

photo 051-Provence-France-1955.jpg Elliot Erwitt - photo exhibition

Provence, France, 1955
by Elliott Erwitt

photo 052-San-Francisco-California-USA-1975.jpg Elliot Erwitt - photo exhibition

San Francisco, California, USA, 1975
by Elliott Erwitt

photo 053-Woodstock-New-York-USA-1967.jpg Elliot Erwitt - photo exhibition

Woodstock, New York, USA, 1967
by Elliott Erwitt