"EE 60/60. FOTOGRAFIAS DE ELLIOTT ERWITT". Collectif. Edtions Aldeasa en collaboration avec le Museo Nacional Centre de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid. 2002.
EE 60/60. FOTOGRAFIAS DE ELLIOTT ERWITT
"EE 60/60. FOTOGRAFIAS DE ELLIOTT ERWITT". Collectif. Edtions Aldeasa en collaboration avec le Museo Nacional Centre de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid. 2002. Petit in-4, couverture toilée ocre estampée en couleurs. 190 pages. Texte bilingue Espagnol / Anglais par Catherine Coleman, illustré de 121 reproductions photographiques noir & blanc pleine page, d'Elliott Erwitt. Ouvrage réalisée dans le cadre de l'exposition éponyme au Museo Nacional Centre de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, du 11 Juillet au 16 Septembre 2002.
"In the early 50s, Robert Capa invited Elliott Erwitt to join the photographic agency Magnum, founded by David Seymour, George Rodger, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Capa himself in Paris in 1947. Since its inception, the Magnum Agency has promoted straight, unmanipulated photojournalism and defended the photographer's copyright and editorial approval. Erwitt has retained faithful to Magnum Agency's founding principles of objective documentary and today can be considered a Magnum classic. Nevertheless, there are two elements which distinguish Erwitt from his fellow Magnum Agency photographers : first, the introduction of autobiographical element and, second, Erwitt's signature characteristic, the intelligent sense of humor, never malicious, to either point out human folly or to simply wink at the spectator. Acquaintances and family members (dogs included) slip on and off the stage without being identified. Erwitt himself is on stage, as witnessed by his unpretentious self-portrait reflected in a mirror, unrecognizable because the camera held to his eye hides his face. In this case, he is literally behind the scene. Occasionally, his presence is indicated by his shadow, as in the famous Lewis W. Hines self-portrait of 1908, a perfect example of how a self-portrait can reveal personality precisely by what is omitted. Erwitt's self-effacement permits him to penetrate personalities and witness spontaneous events from behind the scenes..." Ref LPB0475