‘Elliott Erwitt: Personal Bests’ presents six decades of the photographer’s sharp observation, from humorous street scenes to historic documentation. Erwitt has spent the majority of his life in New York, where he developed his unique style of street photography, characterised by satirical humour and sharp wit. After joining Magnum in 1953, he became one of the world’s most successful and influential photographers. The exhibition will feature important photographs from many of his assignments, including “the kitchen cabinet debate” between President Richard Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Krushchev (1959), and Che Guevara in the wake of the Cuban Revolution (1964). Celebrating Erwitt’s 95th year, the exhibition includes 30 of the photographer’s most celebrated images from his long and storied career.
Elliott Erwitt: Personal Bests
Pop-up Exhibition | 14.11 – 18.11.23
30 Tottenham St, London, W1T 4RJ
Tue – Sat | 10.00 – 17.30
The ArtistElliott Erwitt has published over twenty books and has held solo exhibitions at the Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2015, he was awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Photography Award by the World Photography Organisation. He lives and works in New York.