What to buy in November 2009

November 9, 2009

Elliott Erwitt has been a MAGNUM member since the 1950s and is definitely one of the world’s giants of street photography. His images do not only catch scenes and situations which most of us would not even notice; the special thing about Erwitt is the particular humorist approach toward his subjects.
To me, along with Henri Cartier-Bresson, Elliott Erwitt is one of the best street photographers of all time. Famous are his images of dogs (and their owners), people interacting with others or with their environment.

I don’t even know whether There are any publicized images in color, Elliott Erwitt is and will be known as a black&white photographer. This volume shows a number of his most famous photopraphs in a big size book with a great layout on beautiful paper. Special about this publication is also that most o the text is by Erwitt himself, giving an introduction about himself, his life, and his photography.

From the book:
“The dedicated photographer works with his own sensibility, instincts, and experience. He stays curious about everything visible. He looks, looks some more, and then looks again, because that is the fundamental basis of photography. And that’s all…just looking and making your own unique connections.”

This is his website!

You get this edition on discount here!


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