The whole point of taking pictures is so you don’t have to explain things with words.
To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place... I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.
Only a great actor finds the difficulties of the actor's art infinite.- Ellen Terry
Art is the objectification of feeling, and the subjectification of nature.- Susanne Langer
Any work of art that can be understood is the product of journalism.- Tristan Tzara
Art is subject to arbitrary fashion.- Kary Mullis
Rationalism is the enemy of art, though necessary as a basis for architecture.- Arthur Erickson
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|Birth:||26th July, 1928|
Elliott Erwitt was born in Paris, France. He is a French-born American advertising and documentary photographer. He is best known as a documentary photographer who specialized in capturing absurd and unique moments within everyday settings. He studied photography and filmmaking at Los Angeles City College and the New School for Social Research. He served as a photographer's assistant in the 1950s in the United States Army while stationed in France and Germany. He then began a freelance photographer career and produced work for Collier's, Look, Life and Holiday. Joining the Magnum Photos agency in 1953 allowed him to shoot photography projects around the world. His work was published in a book, The Art of André S. Solidor, and exhibited in 2011 at the Paul Smith Gallery in London. He was awarded the International Center for Photography's Infinity Award, Lifetime Achievement category, in 2011.
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