Elliott Erwitt is an American photographer as well as was momentarily President as well as Vice Head of state of the image agency Magnum Photos.
Erwitt has actually matured in Milan and also Paris, in 1939 he emigrated with his family in the United States. He examined at the Los Angeles City College and also worked during the 2nd World War II in a photo laboratory.
Erwitt moved to New York City in 1948 to film at New York School for Social Research to study. Because year he fulfilled the popular photographer Edward Steichen and Robert Capa. Erwitt first worked at the Standard Oil Company in New York as well as Pittsburgh.
Not until 1953 Erwitt started benefiting MAGNUM. A year later he already came to be a full participant of the firm. In 1966, Erwitt named president of Magnum and also maintain the placement for 3 years until 1969.
From 1970 he made his initial of a number of movies and also in 1973 gotten a give from the American Film Institute. He served again in 1974 as well as 1980 as vice president of Magnum.
Elliott Erwitt has actually become largely recognized for his enigmatic, troublesome topics in black as well as white. As a proclaimed Hundefan here to play the four-legged pal a special function in his photo work (Dog Day Afternoon, 1984).
Our collection contains 3 quotes who is written / told by Elliott.
"To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place... I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them"
"Now very often events are set up for photographers... The weddings are orchestrated about the photographers taking the picture, because if it hasn't been photographed it doesn't really exist"
"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"