[Luxus Magazine] Who was the iconic photographer Elliott Erwitt?

He was one of the most polymathic photographers in the visual arts. Elliott Erwitt, who died on 29 November, left his mark on his generation with his playful and intimate images, his portraits and his unique creative style in black and white.

 

On 29 November 2023, the art world lost Elliott Erwitt.

This artist, born in Paris in 1928 to Russian immigrant parents, grew up in Italy before moving to the United States. Until 1950, he studied photography and filmmaking at Los Angeles City College and The New School for Social Research.

At the end of his university studies, the budding artist travelled for a few months and tried his hand at photography, using various landscapes as models. In 1951, he became an assistant photographer in the army, before moving to New York two years later to join the Magnum Photos agency.

 

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Featured photo: Elliott Erwitt self-portrait © Elliott Erwitt – Magnum Photos

Pauline Duvieu
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