About the work
Dogs Contact Sheets, Chihuahua, New York 1946 by Elliott Erwitt. Pigment print. Unlimited edition. Artist's copyright stamp on front and Magnum embossed stamp on the reverse.
About the artist
Born in Paris in 1928 to Russian parents, Erwitt spent his childhood in Milan, then emigrated to the US, via France, with his family in 1939. As a teenager living in Hollywood, he developed an interest in photography, traveling around the world with his trusty Rolleiflex camera. In 1953 Erwitt joined Magnum Photos and worked as a freelance photographer for Collier's, Look, Life, Holiday and other luminaries of that golden period for illustrated magazines. In the late 1960s he served as Magnum's president for three years. Erwitt became known for the benevolent irony and the humanistic sensibility traditional to the spirit of Magnum. In the last few years he has continued to work for a variety of journalistic and commercial outfits.