(Photo By Alfred Weidinger - Flickr: Elliott Erwitt in the Westlicht Museum of Photography, Vienna, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=21573958)
Elliott Erwitt (Paris, July 26, 1928) is an American photographer. He has worked for the most important media outlets. His artistic quality and his great communicational impact have placed him in a privileged place among the photographers of the 20th century.</ P>
The son of Jewish emigrants from Russia, he spent his childhood in Italy and France, but World War II forced his family to emigrate to the United States. </ p >
Elliott Erwitt began taking photographs in the late 1940s. He started out in a Hollywood photo studio and later as a photographer for various publications. On one of his trips he met Robert Capa, Edward Steichen and Roy Stryker, who became his prominent mentors.</ P>
In 1953 he was invited to join the prestigious Magnum Photos agency by Robert Capa, one of its founders, becoming, fifteen years later, its president.
In the 1960s, he began making documentaries, television shows, and books. To date, Erwitt is the author of eighteen monographs and continues to work on new titles.
His camera has photographed many of the protagonists of contemporary history, such as John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Ernesto Che Guevara, Nikita Khrushchev, Marilyn Monroe and Jacqueline Kennedy, among others.
The advantage of taking pictures of celebrities is that they get published.