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Born to Russian parents in Paris in 1928, Elliott Erwitt spent his childhood in Milan, Italy, before emigrating to the United States. As a teenager living in Hollywood, he developed an interest in photography and worked in a commercial darkroom. Erwitt joined Magnum in 1953 at the invitation of Robert Capa. He continues to work for a variety of journalistic and commercial outfits.


Eastern Europe (1965)

Photographs and Anti-Photographs (1972)

Observations on American Architecture (1972)

Elliott Erwitt: The Private Experience (1974)

Son of Bitch (1974)

Recent Developments (1978)

The Angel Tree (1984)

Personal Exposures (1988)

On the Beach (1991)

To the Dogs (1992)

Between the Sexes (1994)

Dogs, Dogs (1998)

Personal Exposures (1998)

SNAPS (2001)

60/60 (2002)

Elliott Erwitt’s Handbook (2003)

You & Me Spring (2004)

Personal Best (2006)

UNSEEN (2007)

Elliott Erwitt’s New York (2008)


Art Institute of Chicago

Museum of Modern Art, NY

Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.

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