Elliott Erwitt, Uncovered

10 - 30 November 2016

Known for his satirical humour and sharp wit, Elliott Erwitt rose to fame after he was invited to join Magnum photos by founding member Robert Capa in the 1950s. He has since become one of the world's most successful and influential photographers and has been honoured with numerous solo shows at establishments such as the Smithsonian, the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Chicago Art Institute.

Erwitt is known for diligently juggling two cameras – one for more serious assignments and the other for taking his "snaps". This exhibition shows a collection of diverse and witty images from both.
 
Erwitt's flair for photographing famous faces and historical moments have contributed to his impressive portfolio featuring John and Jackie Kennedy, Grace Kelly, Muhammad Ali, Marilyn Monroe, Che Guevara, the Pope and many more.
 
With twenty books to his name and worldwide critical acclaim, Erwitt has managed to create the perfect balance between the snaps he loves to take, and the commercial consignments he was assigned. Henri Cartier-Bresson, once said,
 
"Elliott has to my mind achieved a miracle, working in a chain-gang of commercial campaigns and still offering a bouquet of stolen photos with a flavor, a smile from his deeper self."
 
This exhibition shows a retrospective selection of Erwitt’s work including portraits, snapshots, visual gags and other key images from this remarkable archive.