Artist of the moment….Photographer Elliot Erwitt

Elliot Erwitt is an amazing French photographer renown for his humorous black and white photographs of people and animals. Erwitt was born to Russian parents in Paris, France in the year 1928. For his collegiate education Erwitt studied photography and film at Los Angeles City College.

In this clip a great interview with the photographer:

The artist joined the U.S. Army in the 1950s and was stationed in France and Germany.

After his army stint the artist began a long career as a freelance photographer eventually joining the famous Magnum Photo Agency.

Price range information: Works range from $1,000 t0 $20,000.

In this clip some of Elliot Erwitt’s famed photographs of dogs:

As a fan of dogs I enjoy his humorous compositions using dogs and people. If you enjoy this type of photographer be sure and check out my article on William Wegman and his photographs of the Whippet dog.

Erwitt has produced some documentary films and also has done many celebrity shoots.

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