Elliott Erwitt was born in Paris in 1928. A life full of colour lay ahead of him, but he became world-famous for his iconic black and white photographs. After emigrating with his family from fascist Italy to the USA in 1939, he worked in a photo lab and dedicated himself to his passion from then on.
After studying photography in Los Angeles and New York, he travelled to France and Italy with his Rolleiflex camera in 1949 and gained intensive experience for his later career. From 1953, he worked for the Magnum Agency, which he also headed as president for a time. Nevertheless, he enjoyed simply travelling with his Leica and photographing whatever came in front of his lens.
In his photos, he played with the absurd moments of life, one of his favourite subjects being dogs. But numerous celebrities, including former US President John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe, are also among his most famous subjects. Elliott Erwitt had a tender eye for the beauty of the little things in life. His pictures are often full of humour, but never silly. Lightness, vibrancy and sharpness - Erwitt's work is a source of inspiration for many photographers.
Together with Elliott Erwitt, teNeues Verlag has been able to realise several books in recent years. These include "Elliott Erwitt's Scotland", "Elliott Erwitt's Dogs", "Elliott Erwitt's Paris", "Cuba" and "Elliott Erwitt's Personal Best". Work has just been completed on "Elliott Erwitt's New York - Revised Edition", the expanded new edition of the illustrated book published in 2008, which will appear in stores in the first week of January 2024.
Elliott Erwitt's New York - Revised Edition
For all admirers of Elliott Erwitt's photographic art, this illustrated book is a must-have for the home collection. There are many illustrated books that deal with New York, but certainly none like this one. Photography legend Elliott Erwitt pays homage to his home metropolis in a monochromatic tribute, creating an illustrated book with a historical character.
On 16 new pages, the photo book presents previously unpublished images from a New York of the 50s and 60s. Immerse yourself in the nostalgia of days gone by and be inspired by the exciting black and white photographs.
The illustrated book perfectly reflects New York and its soul. Celebrities stand alongside the average New Yorker, everyday moments characterise contemporary history in a humorous and slightly whimsical way that is characteristic of Erwitt's work. "Elliott Erwitt's New York - Revised Edition is lively and authentic and a tribute to one of the greatest photographers of our time.
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