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Elliott Erwitt – Magnum Photographer was Born in Paris on July 26, 1928

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    Elliott Erwitt: The photographer who got the best out of Castro, Kerouac, and Monroe

    Interestingly, his greatest inspirations are Modigliani’s poetic paintings and the Italian Neorealist movies of Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio De Sica and others. “[The style’s] not chichi, but real and direct, which I hope I’ve manifested in my photos,”
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    Jack Kerouac 1955

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    One of his books is titled. Son of Bitch, 1974. Photographs of dogs.

  • Elliott Erwitt wiki (b. 26 July 1928 Paris, France)

    Erwitt served as a photographer’s assistant in the 1950s in the United States Army while stationed in France and Germany. He was influenced by meeting the famous photographers Edward Steichen, Robert Capa and Roy Stryker. Stryker, the former Director of the Farm Security Administration’s photography department, hired Erwitt to work on a photography project for the Standard Oil Company. He then began a freelance photographer career and produced work for Collier’s, Look, Life and Holiday. Erwitt was invited to become a member of Magnum Photos by the founder Robert Capa.

    As a documentary filmmaker he made “Arthur Penn the director“.

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