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Snaps

Snaps

Elliott Erwitt

Work:
Picture editing. Design. Typography. Layout.
Spec:
A limited edition box set containing signed silver gelatin print. Clothbound with 4-colour jacket. 554pp. Duotone b/w photographic plates throughout. Also with hard and softback editions.
Client:
Phaidon Press

Picture editing

Erwitt and SMITH edited Snaps from Erwitt's archives in his New York studio over two week long sessions.

Snaps

Elliott Erwitt

A comprehensive survey of Erwitt's work containing more than 500 pictures, many previously unpublished. Erwitt's distinctively witty style captures the famous and the ordinary, the strange and the mundane over a period of more than half a century.

Published by Phaidon. Available in limited edition box set, hardback and paperback.

ISBN 10: 071484330X/ISBN 13: 978-0714843308

Elliott Erwitt

Erwitt began working as a professional photographer in 1948 in New York, where he met Edward Steichen, Roy Stryker and Robert Capa. He was invited by Capa to join Magnum Photos in 1953 and served several terms as its president. Erwitt has published several books and had numerous solo exhibitions at major institutions, including New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, the Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Modern Art in Paris and Kunsthaus in Zurich.

Reviews

An essential career-spanning retrospective that reveals Erwitt's unassuming wit, brilliant framing and deep humanity. New York Post
The hallmarks of an Erwitt classic: the ability to spot an absurd juxtaposition and to record it with childlike delight… This tome shows that he hasn't lost any of the visual wit that makes one relish his pictures, while, at the same time, recognising the melancholy that infuses any realisation of the arbitrariness of existence. Time Out
Rare among photographers, Erwitt can make you laugh out loud. The Independent