Elliott Erwitt is an French-American photographer of Russian descent. He has been a member of Magnum Photos agency since 1953! In addition to his work as a photographer, he is known also since the 1970s as a film director of fictions, documentary work and television commercials.
He has photographed the daily lives of people in the US and in Europe, often with a humorous, teasing or even satirical eye; but he also accomplished great documentary work, his covering of the American segregationist South in the 1950s being particularly famous.
He has published several photobooks, but not that many considering his career and longevity. He is most famous among the general public for his photographs of dogs (5 photobooks on that subject alone!).
In 2021, GOST Books publishes a body of work of 170 never-seen-before photographs covering the sixty years of his career, under the title "Found, not Lost".
© Portrait by Alfred Weidinger in Vienne, Austria, in 2012, taken from Erwitt's Wikipedia page.
Presentation by GOST Books: " « In my nineties, my work looks different than I've ever seen it before… There's a time for photographs that say hello, and there's a time to listen. » -- Elliott ErwittOver 170 previously unseen images by photographer Elliott Erwitt will be published for the first time in Found, Not Lost. Spanning more than sixty...