|Photography by Elliott Erwitt (New York, 1983)|
Thursday, April 24, 2014
No title, Elliott Erwitt
This ironic photography was taken in 1983 in East Hampton, New York by the great French photographer Elliott Erwitt, famous for his ironic creations (also known as Phototoons). Thank you very much Katerina, your card really made me laugh the first time I saw it. This postcard took 5 days to arrive!
Elliott Erwitt (born 26 July 1928 in Paris, France) is an advertising and documentary photographer known for his black and white candid shots of ironic and absurd situations within everyday settings— a master of Henri Cartier-Bresson's "decisive moment". Erwitt was awarded The Royal Photographic Society's Centenary Medal and Honorary Fellowship (HonFRPS) in 2002 in recognition of a sustained, significant contribution to the art of photography and the International Center for Photography's Infinity Award, Lifetime Achievement category, in 2011.