Elliott Erwitt describes himself as "a professional photographer by trade and an amateur photographer by vocation." This means in over five decades of making images he was rarely without a camera and accounts for the extremely wide range that he shows as a photographer. A member of the prestigious Magnum agency since 1954, his work spans many continents, far-ranging subject matter within the multiple traditions of advertising, fine art photography and documentary photography.
Erwitt's lens captures the famous and the ordinary, the remarkable and the mundane and thanks to their sense of humor, humanity and accessibility some of his photographs have become beloved and enduring images. He is without a doubt one of the era's finest image-makers.