Elliott Erwitt

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‘Found, Not Lost’: Never before seen pictures by Elliott Erwitt handpicked from his personal archive

By the time Elliott Erwitt was 70 years into his distinguished photography career, his work was being prepared for show in a retrospective exhibition celebrating his whimsical and often humorous style and featuring pictures pulled from one of many library collections dedicated to him. Erwitt himself was involved with the exhibition, Home Around the World, at the Ramson Centre in Texas, and the experience inspired him to set about examining his own archive of his work.Over the course of nearly two years, the veteran Magnum photographer sifted through around 600,000 images, contact sheets and negatives, from those developed in his...
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A shadow history: the unseen photographs of Elliott Erwitt

At 92, Elliott Erwitt is one of the grand old men of photography. Over a 70-year career he has amassed an archive that comprises around 600,000 images, the most well known possessing a quiet, witty charm that one of his friends, Henri Cartier-Bresson, once described as “a smile from his deeper self”.