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  Elliott Erwitt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Erwitt studied photography and filmmaking at the Los Angeles City College and the New School for Social Research, finishing his education in 1950.
Erwitt was influenced by his meeting the famous photographers, Edward Steichen, Robert Capa and Roy Stryker.
Erwitt then began a freelance photographer career and produced work for Collier's, Look, Life and Holiday magazines.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Elliott_Erwitt   (378 words)

 Elliott Erwitt - S.K. Josefsberg Studio
Elliott Erwitt studied photography at Los Angeles City College (1942-1944) and shortly thereafter began to support himself shooting weddings and babies, in addition to other odd jobs at the local soda fountain and bakery.
Erwitt’s initial claim to fame stemmed from his image of the "kitchen debate"—Nikita Khruschev and Richard Nixon arguing in front of a Westinghouse refrigerator at the American exhibition in Moscow in 1959.
Elliott Erwitt’s images are much adored for their levity, juxtaposition of characters—especially man and animal—and anecdotal moments.
www.skjstudio.com /erwitt   (475 words)

 Profile: Elliott Erwitt | Review | Guardian Unlimited Books
Erwitt has also produced a huge body of diverse work, from famed portraits of Marilyn Monroe and Simone de Beauvoir to the infamous "Kitchen Debate" picture of Nixon and Khrushchev engaged in a vigorous argument, to photo-essays from South America and eastern Europe.
Elliott Erwitt was born Elio Romano Erwitz in Paris on July 26, 1928.
It was here that some of Erwitt's most intimate portraits were taken, a collection that remains to this day one of his best: the heavily pregnant Louie lying asleep on the bed with two kittens; or prostrate, with her belly protruding.
books.guardian.co.uk /review/story/0,12084,1112201,00.html   (3321 words)

 Hofstra Museum, Permanent Collection, Elliott Erwitt
Elliot Erwitt arrived in the United States in 1940 and studied at the New School for Social Research in New York City from 1948 to 1950.
After leaving the army in 1953, Erwitt was invited by Robert Capra to join Magnum, the prestigious photographic agency; a member ever since, he has served several terms as president and has been at the forefront for photographer?s rights.
Erwitt?s best known works are his personal ?snaps?, those humorous photographs poke gentle fun at the world; they are quick responses to his keen observations of what he sees about him.
www.hofstra.edu /COM/Museum/museum_collection_86_94_4.cfm   (267 words)

 Elliott Erwitt photographs, Elliott Erwitt photography>
Erwitt's parents were from Russia; he was born in France in 1928 and spent his first ten years in Italy.
Erwitt was one of the original founders of Magnum Photo Agency.
Elliott loves to tease; his red clown nose often appears at special events.
www.agallery.com /Pages/photographers/erwitt.html   (166 words)

 Amazon.fr : Dog dogs (en anglais): Livres: Elliott Erwitt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Erwitt writes in his introduction, "This is not a book of dog pictures but of dogs in pictures." It is the photograph that counts, above and beyond its subject, for the photographer of genius.
But Erwitt is bound to be called a sentimentalist because he photographs dogs, whom we, in our species-centric way, tend to think of as, well, animals.
Erwitt sees the dignity of the ankle-high Chihuahua; the anxiety of the homeless hound; the smugness of the adored dachshund, sitting on its chaise longue in the noonday sun; the patience of the pom-pommed poodle; and the gormless joy of a homely but well-loved pug.
www.amazon.fr /Dog-dogs-anglais-Elliott-Erwitt/dp/0714838055   (544 words)

 Amazon.de: Museum Watching: English Books: Elliott Erwitt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
In Cambodia, Erwitt finds quiet beauty in the jungle-bound ruins of the temple of Angkor Wat, but he also visits the present, in the form of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh, where photographs of thousands of slaughtered Cambodian citizens pack the walls, from floor to ceiling.
As always, Erwitt's ultimate subject is the human condition, captured with gentleness, intelligence and compassion, this time in a context that narrows his scope a bit, but not much.
There are countless characteristically mischievous moments here: a middle-aged couple pores over the Clouet painting of two topless women--one the king's mistress preparing for her bath and the other her sister, tweaking her nipple.
www.amazon.de /Museum-Watching-Elliott-Erwitt/dp/0714838942   (594 words)

 Museum of Contemporary Photography: Erwitt, Elliott
For over three decades, Elliot Erwitt, a master of the visual pun, has turned his camera on a variety of ironic juxtapositions, strange alignments, and minor occurrences.
Born in Paris in 1928, Elliot Erwitt immigrated to New York with his family in 1939.
In 1953 Capa invited Erwitt to become a member of Magnum Photos; he has since served several terms as president.
www.mocp.org /collections/permanent/erwitt_elliott.php   (146 words)

 A Dog's Life | Departures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
What strikes you first about Elliott Erwitt is how much more intimidating his work is than he is. After all, Erwitt has been celebrated in one-man shows at the Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Royal Photographic Society in Bath.
Four years later Erwitt's work was featured in Edward Steichen's legendary Museum of Modern Art exhibition, Family of Man. At the time, photography was still struggling for respect as an art form, and many of Erwitt's contemporaries responded with pictures that were painstakingly composed and overly formal.
Erwitt, on the other hand, reveled unselfconsciously in spontaneity and whimsy; his shots were refreshingly funny and real.
www.departures.com /ad/ad_1001_erwitt.html   (1037 words)

 Embassy Warsaw sponsors Elliott Erwitt's Exhibit "61 Photographs" - Warsaw Poland
Counselor for Press and Culture Edward Kulakowski is pleased to announce the opening of Elliott Erwitt's Exhibit entitled "61 Photographs" on Tuesday September 6 at 8:00PM.
Erwitt was born in France in 1922 and immigrated to the United States in the 1950s.
Erwitt’s books, journalist essays, illustrations and advertisements have been featured in publications all around the world for over 40 years.
warsaw.usembassy.gov /poland/erwit.html   (137 words)

 Andrew Smith Gallery - Elliott Erwitt - Six Decades   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
New York City, 1974, one of Erwitt's most famous photographs, was taken with the camera near sidewalk level of a bug-eyed, rat-sized dog dressed in a knitted sweater and hat standing next to two gigantic pairs of legs, one wearing boots, the other belonging to another dog.
In Erwitt's classic image, California, 1955, the reflection of a couple kissing in a parked car's side mirror is like a joyful bubble against a Pacific ocean sunset.
Erwitt said of Monroe, "Physically she was surprisingly unattractive; the beauty was manufactured.
www.andrewsmithgallery.com /exhibitions/elliotterwitt/sixdecades/elliotterwitt.htm   (767 words)

 Photography: Soulcatcher Studio: Elliott Erwitt
Elliott Erwitt, a leading photographer of his generation and a member of the prestigious Magnum Agency, has been making photographs all over the world since the late 1940s.
Known for spontaneous humorous snaps, along with poignant documentary studies, he has spent the last sixty years capturing the famous and the ordinary, the remarkable and the mundane, often using the camera to express his unique sense of humor.
Born in 1928 in Paris of Russian parents, Erwitt emigrated to the United States with his family in 1939.
www.soulcatcherstudio.com /artists/erwitt.html   (452 words)

 Hackel Bury Fine Art - Elliott Erwitt
Elliott Erwitt has been taking pictures for over fifty years.
Elliott Erwitt was invited to join Magnum Photos in 1953 by Robert Capa.
Erwitt has had one-man exhibitions in numerous museums and galleries around the world, including New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian Institution, the Art Institute of Chicago, Paris’; Museum of Modern Art, Zurich’s Kunsthaus, Cologne’s Photokina and most recently the Reina Sofia in Madrid.
www.hackelbury.co.uk /artists/erwitt/erwitt.html   (518 words)

 Elliott Erwitt - Wal-Mart
Born of Russian parents in Paris in 1928, the renowned photographer Elliot Erwitt arrived in the U.S. in the late 1930's and studied Photography in Los Angeles.
Erwitt later became a highly successful advertising photographer.
In the 70's Erwitt refined his sense of irony, and in addition to comedy and film work, shot his landmark series of photographs of people and their dogs, memorably documenting the unique world shared by canine and human.
www.walmart.com /catalog/product.gsp?product_id=4028734   (559 words)

 Elliott Erwitt photography presented by Stephen Daiter Gallery
Elliott Erwitt (American, 1928-) was born in Paris to Russian émigré parents.
Upon his release from the military (where he served as a photographic assistant) Erwitt settled in NYC and became a member of Magnum Photos, the agency of which he is still an active member.
Erwitt has continued to travel and photograph throughout his life, capturing the famous and the ordinary, the strange and the mundane in his own unmistakable, often humorous style.
www.stephendaitergallery.com /dynamic/artist.asp?ArtistID=94   (185 words)

 Salon People Feature | Elliott Erwitt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Steichen included several of Erwitt's pictures in MoMA's monumental 1955 "Family of Man" show, Stryker hired him as a staff photographer and Capa promised a membership at Magnum after Erwitt's two-year Army hitch.
Since then, Erwitt has kept true to his roots, eschewing color photography, outside of client work, for the classic nuances of the fl-and-white palette.
While it can be argued that all photographs are manipulated (photographs are altered in the traditional darkroom process, photographers emphasize certain compositional elements over others and so forth), Erwitt's passion for the direct gaze and decisive moment, unmediated by further calculation, is his trademark.
www.salon.com /people/feature/1999/11/29/erwitt/print.html   (860 words)

 NPR : 'Elliott Erwitt's Handbook'
His latest book, Elliott Erwitt's Handbook, culls from his prodigious collection photos featuring hands in a myriad of gestures and uses.
NPR's Melissa Block talks with Erwitt about the philosophy of taking a picture -- what you see through the viewfinder when taking a photo, and what you see later, after the moment has passed and the photo is developed.
Elliott Erwitt's Handbook is published by W.W. Norton & Co.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=1186040   (208 words)

 Robert Koch Gallery: Elliott Erwitt: Homeland, USA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Speaking about his emigration to New York in 1939, Erwitt commented, “Thanks to Benito Mussolini, I’m an American.” Erwitt came to photography early in life beginning when he moved with his father to Los Angeles in 1941 and began working in a commercial darkroom.
Erwitt’s personal work has been published in numerous monographs, among them Snaps (2001), EE 60/60 (2002), and You & Me (2004).
Elliott Erwitt’s photographs have been collected and exhibited at museums around the world including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Smithsonian Institution, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, and the Kunsthaus in Zurich.
www.artnet.com /event/86729/elliott-erwitt-homeland-usa.html   (302 words)

 Notable Photographers - Elliot Erwitt (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Elliot Erwitt was born in Paris, but became an American as his Russian parents emigrated in 1939.
Erwitt discovered a talent for this and became a very successful adverting photographer.
Erwitt's photography has often reflected his sense of humour.
photography.about.com.cob-web.org:8888 /library/dop/bldop_eerwit.htm   (375 words)

 Lightstalkers :: Elliott Erwitt Lecture
Elliott Erwitt defined the New York street photography scene during the mid-20th century.
Erwitt began his career under the mentorship of legendary photographers Edward Steichen, Robert Capa, and Roy Stryker.
Erwitt’s fine art, journalistic, and commercial images have been in exhibitions, books, and publications around the world.
www.lightstalkers.org /elliott-erwitt-lecture   (194 words)

 Photographer shows depth of focus / Elliott Erwitt's work ranges from news to dog portraiture
New York photographer Elliott Erwitt, 73, distinguishes between his commercial work, for employers such as the elite Magnum agency, and his "hobby work," which others call his art.
That may change with the publication of his latest book, a huge volume titled "Elliott Erwitt: Snaps" (Phaidon; 543 pages; $69.95), whose publication the Koch show celebrates.
Erwitt happened to be there on an advertising, not a news assignment, but he reacted with journalistic reflexes, aided by a fluency in Russian that let him follow both sides of the conversation.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2001/11/13/DD126531.DTL   (586 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: DogDogs: Books: Elliott Erwitt,P.G. Wodehouse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
But the beauty of the collection is the real value Erwitt gives the dogs as subjects--they are not accessories to enhance cutesie pictures, nor companions for a human centrepiece; rather the focal point of his attention.
According to him, it just happened that way: one day, when he was looking through his boxes of photographs, he realized that somehow or other a fair proportion of them contained dogs and their owners.
This book presents 500 of Elliott Erwitt's dog photographs, divided into horizontal and vertical shots with short captions detailing the place and year.
www.amazon.co.uk /DogDogs-Elliott-Erwitt/dp/0714838055   (1001 words)

 Elliott Erwitt
With a touch of humor and an eye for the humane, Elliott Erwitt's fl and white photographs reveal the most basic and candid human emotions.
Born in Paris and raised in California and New York, Erwitt has pursued a photographic career in journalism, fashion, and print advertisement.
His photographs are collected and exhibited in museums around the world including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.; the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and Kunsthaus, Zurich.
www.kochgallery.com /artists/contemporary/Erwitt   (132 words)

 Elliott Erwitt ( - ) Artwork Images, Exhibitions, Reviews
Charles Loring Elliott - Portrait of a Gentleman 1863 oil on canvas Los Angeles County Museum of Art American
Elliott Daingerfield - Geese by a Stream c.
Elliott Torrey - Girl with a Doll 1920 oil on canvas Cleveland Museum of Art American
www.wwar.com /masters/e/erwitt-elliott.html   (457 words)

 Amazon.com: Dog Dogs: Books: Elliott Erwitt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Whereas Erwitt writes that "with dogs, as with love affairs, the first and the last are most vivid," Wodehouse seems to vividly remember many more than a couple of dogs.
Also, if you're gift-shopping for someone else's children, as I was, be aware that Erwitt includes some near-naked Frenchmen and Brazilians with his dogs.
erwitt should have culled through the photos a bit more.
www.amazon.com /Dog-Dogs-Elliott-Erwitt/dp/0714838055   (1431 words)

 Elliott Erwitt, un grande entre los grandes
Ivan Sánchez.- La presencia de Elliott Erwitt en Visa pour l'Image de Perpiñán es, sin duda, el plato fuerte de este festival de fotoperiodismo.
Erwitt, requerido por decenas de curiosos en cada uno de los actos públicos en los que participó, posó para QUESABESDE.COM junto a su famosa fotografía de Nixon y Kruschev en la inmensa Église des Dominicains, donde se exponen sus fotografías, momentos antes de acudir a la firma de libros.
Las imágenes de Erwitt se han hecho un hueco, por derecho propio, en el Olimpo de los fotógrafos, gracias entre otras cosas a su actitud hacia la fotografía.
www.quesabesde.com /noticias/elliott-erwitt,1_2689   (780 words)

 A concise history of the artist Elliott Erwitt
Erwitt is an American photographer and film maker who studied film at the New School for Social Research, New York from 1948 to 1950.
Erwitt is Internationally renowned for his street photographs.
Are you interested in purchasing a Fine-Art Print or an Original Oil Painted Re-creation of the works of Elliott Erwitt at a very competitive price, with or without framing of your choice?
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 Amazon.com: Personal Best: Books: Sean Callahan,Elliott Erwitt (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Elliott Erwitt personally selected this stunning collection of work, two thirds of which have never been published before.
Here is a fitting tribute to this Magnum photographer who has shot such Hollywood legends as Marlene Dietrich and Marilyn Monroe, yet whose delight in everyday irony has captured many witty moments, including his famous portraits of people and their dogs.
The full range of Erwitt's genius on display in this magnificent volume including photographs of Kruschev and Nixon in Moscow in 1959, Tehran in 1967 and a tender moment at a wedding in Israel in 1962.
www.amazon.com.cob-web.org:8888 /exec/obidos/ASIN/3832791620/wnycorg-20   (1024 words)

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