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. He developed his vision during the post-war rise of documentary photojournalism, and has captured many of life's most poignant ironies using a humorous vernacular. Born in Paris and raised
in California and New York, Erwitt has been a member of the prestigious Magnum agency since 1953. He pursued a photographic career in journalism, fashion, and print advertising, and his work has been published in countless monographs. His photographs
are collected and exhibited by museums around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.; the Art Institute of Chicago; and the Kunsthaus, Zurich. In 2011, Erwitt was honored with a major retrospective at the Institute of Contemporary Photography in New York and awarded the ICP Infinity Award for Lifetime Achievement.
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