Photography Plus – Between the Sexes, New York City, 1972 – A photo by Elliott Erwitt

© Elliott Erwitt/Magnum PhotosUSA. Between the Sexes, New York City. 1972.

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Elliott Erwitt (1928 -) a French-born American spent his childhood in Milan. His family moved back to Paris in 1938, and immigrated to New York the following year, then moved to Los Angeles in 1941.

Erwitt’s interest in photography began while he was a teenager living in Hollywood. In 1948 Erwitt moved to New York, there he met Edward Steichen, Robert Capa and Roy Stryker. After spending the year 1949 traveling in France and Italy, Erwitt returned to New York and began working as a professional photographer.

Drafted into the army in 1951, he continued to take photographs while stationed in Germany and France.

Erwitt is one of the leading figures in the competitive field of magazine photography, Erwitt’s journalistic essays, illustrations and advertisements have been featured in publications around the world for more than forty years.

In addition to his work as a still photographer, Erwitt began making films in 1970.

He has published several books and has had one-man exhibitions in numerous museums and galleries around the world.

Photo 1 Attribution, © Elliott Errwitt, © Elliott Erwitt/Magnum Photos

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Photo 2 Attribution © Alfred Weidinger, Elliott Erwitt (Westlicht Museum of Photography, Vienna), 2012

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Elliott Erwitt (1928 -), French-born American photographer and filmmaker who is known for his uncanny ability to capture on film the humour and irony of everyday life.

Erwitt is the man behind some of the most oft-reproduced photographs. Many of them are so ubiquitous, appearing in advertisements and on posters, mugs, and postcards, that they often are no longer identified as his.

Such an image is a Provence, France, 1955, the image of a man, wearing a beret, riding his bicycle down the road ahead while perched on the back are two long baguettes and a child looking back at the photographer over his shoulder.

In the 21st century, Erwitt’s reputation has grown, and he has been recognized with numerous exhibitions, notably a large-scale retrospective in 2011, “Elliott Erwitt: Personal Best,” at the International Center for Photography (ICP), New York City. He also received the ICP Infinity Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2011.

Bio Reference Attribution https://www.britannica.com/biography/Elliott-Erwitt

Photo 1 Attribution © Alessio Jacona, Elliott Erwitt, (2014? / Cropped)

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Photo 2 Attribution © Elliott Erwitt, Provence, France, 1955

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