Elliott Erwitt – the “amateur” photographer of the absurd moments

Elliott Erwitt was born in 1928  in Paris but since the mid of 40s he resides in New York. His eyes catch immediately the quirky sense of humor in ironic situations within our everyday life. The ludicrous moments we often find ourselves into but not being able even to recognize them. And here it comes Mr. Erwit – to show us the absurd side of the coin and makes us laugh.

Since 1953 he is a member of Magnum Photos where was invited to join by its founder Robert Capa.

Why Mr Erwitt’s works are so wildly appreciated? Probably because as he describes himself he is still and will remain always “an amateur photographer”, clarifying though that the word “amateur” comes from the Latin and means “to love”.

Mr. Erwitt’s official web site – http://www.elliotterwitt.com/lang/index.html