Conference: Elliott Erwitt

Author: EG Conference | Duration: 37:44min

Master of the iconic “moment” — The inimitable Elliott Erwitt presents his life work and wry wit. Born in Paris of Jewish-Russian immigrant parents, Erwitt served as a photographer’s assistant in the 1950s in the United States Army while stationed in France and Germany. Erwitt was influenced by his 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. Erwitt then began a freelance photographer career and produced work for Collier’sLookLife and Holiday.

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