Food for Thought – The Art of Observation: The Best of Elliott Erwitt
Join Kevin Gray, Manager of Arts Education and photographer as he discusses the work of documentary photographer Elliott Erwitt, following a special boxed lunch.
In his essay for the gallery guide, Steven Hoelscher, Departments of American Studies and Geography, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin, writes, “This exhibition offers an enticing window into Elliott Erwitt’s oeuvre. It showcases the impressive results of a remarkable career that coincides with two of the most significant developments in photography in the second half of the twentieth century: the rise of mass-circulation picture magazines; and the occasionally contentious relationship between personal work and commercial photography.” This exhibition shows both the miracle of Erwitt’s balance between commercial and personal photography, and the memorable flavor that he brings to his work.
The exhibition was organized by Photographic Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA.
Image: Elliott Erwitt (American, Born 1928); New York, Marilyn Monroe, 1956; Gelatin Silver Print.