The Elliott Erwitt exhibition at the Maillot Museum pays tribute to one of the most important photographers of the 20th century.

A work which covers the whole world

The route retraces the different themes of his work through an exceptional set of black and white and color photographs from 1949 to the 2000s. American photographer of Russian origin, having grown up in Italy and France, the photographer is particularly renowned for his street scenes but also for his shots of famous personalities such as Marilyn Monroe or Jackie Kennedy, Charles De Gaulle, Che Guevara, Alfred Hitchcock, Nikita Khrouchtchev,… Beyond certain icons, the visitor will discover a much broader work, deep and light at the same time. Europe and America are his almost natural playground, but his work covers the whole world. Elliott Erwitt spans a century combining approaches and roles like no other.

Elliott Erwitt

Copyright : Elliott Erwitt

” there is humanity in my photos”

“In fact, to say that there is humanity in my photos is the greatest compliment I have ever been given. If my photos help people see the world in a certain way, it’s probably to see serious things in a non-serious way. »
Elliott Erwitt

Elliott Erwitt

Copyright : Elliott Erwitt

This exhibition explores ten themes

In all of his work, the photographer has a way of immortalizing moments of daily life or historical moments with a look that belongs only to him, combining emotion and humor.
Since 1988, he has thought a lot about his work, about how to preserve and present it. This exhibition explores ten themes defined by the artist himself through which visitors will be able to discover his unique sensibility: Between the sexes, Kids, Beaches, Abstractions, Dogs, Regarding Women, Cities, Museum Watchning, Kolor.
This retrospective is on view from March 23 to August 15, 2023.

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