Sabiha Çimen, Susan Meiselas, Alex Webb, and more on how happy accidents and unusual turns led to their most memorable images.
11 Photographers on Seeking the Unexpected in Their Work
13 Photographers on Turning Points in Their Work – Aperture Foundation NY
Turning points in the lives and works of photographers often span the extremes—from global and national events to the most personal moments. Photographers such as Alec Soth and Zun Lee are able to not only bear witness to events that shape our collective history, but also to map more intimate transitions within their craft and their everyday lives.
A Deep Dive Into Elliott Erwitt’s Remarkable Life in Photography – Feature Shoot[contentcards url=”https://www.featureshoot.com/2018/11/a-deep-dive-into-elliott-erwitts-remarkable-life-in-photography/”]
Why Elliott Erwitt Needs to Work – The New York Times
“I think if didn’t have the financial pressure, I would have done a lot better,” he said. “I would have made more movies. That’s easy to say now, but I probably would have spent more time doing worthy things.”
Extraordinary New Book Unveils the Untold Stories of the World’s Greatest Photojournalists – Feature Shoot
As suggested by Italian journalist Mario Calabresi in his extraordinary book Eyes Wide Open, however, the best storytellers are those who allow themselves to be submerged within often painful events, to forgo absolute objectivity in favor of something rarer: a precarious marriage of impartiality and intimate involvement. In interviews with ten photographers who have not only documented but in many ways shaped the course of history—Steve McCurry, Josef Koudelka, Don McCullin, Elliott Erwitt, Paul Fusco, Alex Webb, Gabriele Basilico, Abbas, Paolo Pellegrin, and Sebastiao Salgado
Magnum Photos Blog
Elliott Erwitt has been taking pictures since the late forties. This exhibition is a unique and comprehensive survey of his work. Erwitt’s unmistakeable, often witty, style gives us a snapshot of the strange and the mundane over a period of more than half a century, through the lens of one of the era’s finest image-makers.
Talking Photography With Elliott Erwitt – NYTimes.com
A lot has been said about Mr. Erwitt’s keen eye for the incongruous or absurd and his wry humor. His favorite interview question happened in Moscow when someone asked him — seriously — “Were you there when you took that picture?” His reply: probably.
Elliott Erwitt, Coloring Outside the Lines
Link: Elliott Erwitt, Coloring Outside the Lines – NYTimes.com
Yeah, it’s all film, a lot of the film had to be remastered, you might say, because they were quite old. Kodachrome lasted very well and was in very good condition and Ektachrome needed a lot of help because much of it had faded. Amazingly, with the techniques of today, a lot of the pictures that might have been lost have been remastered.
A Kiss Is (More Than) Just a Kiss: Elliott Erwitt’s Portraits of Intimacy
Link: A Kiss Is (More Than) Just a Kiss: Elliott Erwitt’s Portraits of Intimacy – LightBox
To commemorate Valentine’s Day in a unique and moving way, while still paying heed to our mission of presenting exceptional photography, LightBox turned to Erwitt’s sprawling archive for inspiration — and struck gold
Elliott Erwitt: My Photographic Home
Link: Elliott Erwitt: My Photographic Home « The Leica Camera
Elliott Erwitt is one of the most prestigious photographers in the world. His unique collection “Personal Best for Leica by Elliott Erwitt” contains 50 iconic images that have stirred many people
Elliott Erwitt: Sequentially Yours
Elliott Erwitt generally likes to let his pictures do the talking. “I’m very bad about talking about things,” he tells me with a smile, during a recent sit-down to look through his latest book, Sequentially Yours, published this month by teNeues. The book playfully presents a series of unscripted vignettes that bear the personal hallmark and humor of his classic images and movies, but with an original twist— rather than single shots, the photos are shown as sequences.
Harry Ransom Center acquires Elliott Erwitt’s archives
Critic’s Notebook: Elliott Erwitt’s “Personal Best”
Link: Photo Booth: Critic’s Notebook: Elliott Erwitt’s “Personal Best” : The New Yorker
This week in the magazine, Vince Aletti writes about the Elliott Erwitt retrospective that “sprawls through the International Center of Photography” through August 28th. “It includes some of the wittiest and most popular images ever published,” Aletti writes, but adds that “this show has as much substance as charm. Erwitt’s genius is to keep both in constant play.” Here’s a selection.
Elliott Erwitt’s Very Own Personal Best
Link: Elliott Erwitt on Elliott Erwitt – LightBox
When asked by TIME to reflect on his favorite photographs in a post honoring his work, he initially pointed to a stack of his published books but paused. “I hope that most of [my favorites] are not in any book and they haven’t been taken yet. But I realize that we can’t show pictures that haven’t been taken,” he said.
Elliott Erwitt's Best Picture? The Next One.
Link: Elliott Erwitt Reflects as He Receives a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Center of Photography – NYTimes.com
On Tuesday, the Magnum photographer and filmmaker Elliott Erwitt, 82, will receive the Infinity Award for Lifetime Achievement from the International Center of Photography, which will exhibit his favorite pictures as “Personal Best,” beginning May 20. For the occasion, he agreed to let his son Misha Erwitt, a photographer himself, present him with a list of questions that family members have long wanted to ask.
Elliott Erwitt – Telegraph
PDNPulse: PhotoPlus Event: Elliott Erwitt and Alec Soth
Elliott Erwitt and Alec Soth, two great photographers widely separated by their vision, style, and generations–but sharing a sense of irony, self-effacing wit, and a photo agency (Magnum)—took the stage at New York’s Javits Center last night to talk to a packed audience about their work and careers.