Life According to Elliott Erwitt – Magnum Photos

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Life According to Elliott Erwitt

The Magnum Shop is pleased to present a new collection of fine prints, "Life According to Elliott Erwitt," to honor the photographer’s 90th birthday in July 2018.

Elliott Erwitt has spent a lifetime behind the lens. “The maxim says ‘time flies when you are having fun,’” he writes of taking photos, “It surely has been fun and time has surely flown. But more than fun it has been and continues to be a way of life for me.”

Having joined Magnum Photos in 1953, Erwitt is one of the agency’s long-standing members. Over the course of his career, he has produced seminal work on barrack life in the Army Signal Corps, post-war Pittsburgh and iconic celebrity portraiture. However, it’s his deeply humanist approach to photographing his subjects that has won him international acclaim. From his ruminations on beachside motels to his teasing indifference to cats, Erwitt’s wry observations have continually fed into his photographs. As he says, “I 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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