The Guardian: Elliott Erwitt’s “Lifelong Love of Dogs”
Earlier this month, The Guardian dedicated ‘The Big Picture.’ to Elliott Erwitt, focusing on the photographer’s “lifelong love of dogs”.
Art critic and Guardian journalist, Tim Adams, explains how Erwitt “shot celebrities and politicians, but canines appeared on more of his contact sheets than humans.” Last month we exhibited some of Erwitt’s most celebrated pictures of dogs in our pop-up exhibition, Elliott Erwitt: Personal Bests. The display featured Erwitt’s iconic image of a jumping dog in ‘Paris, 1989‘ (pictured above), as well as ‘New York, 2002‘, which presents two bulldogs sitting on a stoop—a masterful shot where Erwitt captured the precise moment that the head and body of a bulldog were in perfect alignment with the arms and legs of its owner.
The ArtistKnown for his satirical humour and sharp wit, Elliott Erwitt rose to prominence after he was invited to join Magnum Photos by founding member Robert Capa in the 1950s.Elliott Erwitt: Personal Bests