Chris Beetles Fine Photographs is extremely proud to be hosting their first exhibition of this influential photographer's work. Erwitt helped define the âsnap-shot' photograph and though his work is often humorous, it belies a fearsome talent for seeing and capturing the moment.
With an eye that captures both the serendipitous and touching scenes in life, Erwitt's photographs make you smile and reflect. As he once said;
âYou can find pictures anywhere. It's simply a matter of noticing things and organizing them. You just have to care about what's around you and have a concern with humanity and the human condition.'
With nineteen books to his name, fashion, corporate and advertising commissions under his belt and a number of worldwide exhibitions, Erwitt has managed to create the perfect balance between the snaps he loves to take, and the commercial consignments he was assigned. Henri Cartier-Bresson, once said,
âElliott has to my mind achieved a miracle, working in a chain-gang of commercial campaigns and still offering a bouquet of stolen photos with a flavor, a smile from his deeper self.'
We will be showing a retrospective selection of Erwitt's work including portraits, snapshots, visual gags and other key images from this remarkable archive.
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