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November 2, 2013
Boston University
Trustee Ballroom
1 Silber Way
Boston, MA

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14. Elliott Erwitt

Wyoming, 1953 (printed later)
Gelatin Silver Print
Signed Recto & Verso, 18 x 12.25 in.
Courtesy of Eelco & Gisela Wolf


Documentary photographer Elliott Erwitt is best known for his humorous and ironic black and white photographs. He was born in France in 1928 and immigrated to the United States with his family when he was ten. The family first lived in New York City then moved to Los Angeles a year later, where Erwitt’s interest in photography developed. While in high school in Hollywood, he began working in a commercial darkroom in 1944. Erwitt returned to New York in 1948, where he met Edward Steichen, Roy Stryker, and Robert Capa. Drafted into the army in 1951, Erwitt photographed abroad and joined the prestigious Magnum photo agency, where he later served as president. In addition to advertising and photo-essay work for various publications around the world, Erwitt began making films in the 1970s.

His work has been featured in solo exhibitions around the world, including at the Museum of Modern Art (New York City), the Art Institute of Chicago (IL), Museum of Modern Art City of Paris (France), and the Spazio Oberdan (Milan, Italy). His photographs reside in permanent collections worldwide.

Erwitt has published over a dozen books and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Infinity Award for Lifetime Achievement from the International Center of Photography and the Royal Photographic Society’s Centenary Medal and Honorary Fellowship.

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Keynote Speaker
Peter Galassi
Former Curator of Photography,
Museum of Modern Art

Lifetime Achievement Award presented by
Tom Wolfe

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