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Elliott Erwitt (born in Paris, France) is a famous Photographer from France, he is still alive and was born July 26, 1928.


Elliott Erwitt is an American photographer and was temporarily President and Vice President of the photo agency Magnum Photos.

Erwitt has grown up in Milan and Paris, in 1939 he emigrated with his family in the United States. He studied at the Los Angeles City College and worked during the 2nd World War II in a photo lab.

Erwitt moved to New York City in 1948 to film at New York School for Social Research to study. In that year he met the famous photographer Edward Steichen and Robert Capa. Erwitt first worked at the Standard Oil Company in New York and Pittsburgh.

Not until 1953 Erwitt began working for MAGNUM. A year later he already became a full member of the agency. In 1966, Erwitt named president of Magnum and maintain the position for three years until 1969.

From 1970 he made ​​his first of several films and in 1973 obtained a grant from the American Film Institute. He served again in 1974 and 1980 as vice president of Magnum.

Elliott Erwitt has become primarily known for his enigmatic, mischievous subjects in black and white. As a professed Hundefan here to play the four-legged friend a special role in his photographic work (Dog Day Afternoon, 1984).

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac leo, who is known for Ruling, Warmth, Generosity, Faithful, Initiative. Our collection contains 3 quotes who is written / told by Elliott.

Related authors: Edward Steichen, Robert Capa

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Famous quotes by Elliott Erwitt (3)

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"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"
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"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"
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"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"