Inspiring quote on photography by Elliot Erwitt

Here’s an inspiring quote on photography from Elliott Erwitt. In the 2011 International Center of Photography’s ICP Infinity Award for Lifetime Achievement announcement Erwitt is described as “distinguished as both a documentary and commercial photographer, Erwitt has made some of the most memorable photographs of the twentieth century, including portraits of Marilyn Monroe, Jackie Kennedy, and Che Guevara, as well as astonishing scenes of everyday life, filled with poetry, wit, and special sense of humor.”

“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about
finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it
has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the
way you see them.” – Elliott Erwitt

Elliott Erwitt, Couple Kissing, Santa Monica, California, 1955

Elliott Erwitt, Couple Kissing, Santa Monica, California, 1955












To see more of Elliott Erwitt’s photography visit the International Center of Photography.

Here are some of the best books by Elliott Erwitt to add to your photography book collection.


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