A group shot of the Magnum photographers during their annual meeting at the Fénelon college.
The print was made in 2012 on the occasion of Erwitt's personale »Paris Sera Toujours Paris« at the Chanel Nexus Hall in Tokyo. The show, whose title quotes a chanson by Maurice Chevalier, drew an essence of Erwitt's best shots from the Seine metropolis.
It was here that he had been born to Russian-Jewish parents. At the age of 11, Erwitt had to immigrate to the USA, where he began taking photographs and became a full member of Magnum in 1953. Among the distinguished representatives of humanistic photojournalism, he stands out especially for his humour.
Gelatin silver print
Bildmaße ca. 29,5 x 44 cm (29,5 x 44 inch)
Objektmaße 40,5 x 51 cm (40,5 x 51 inch)
Montage, Rahmen Black wooden Chanel frame 54,5 x 68,5 cm
Exhibition print for Chanel Nexus Hall in Tokyo
Signed by the photographer in ink in the lower margin right
Elliott Erwitt's Paris, Kempen: teNeues 2010, p. 44; Elliott Erwitt. Snaps, Phaidon: London 2001, p. 380.
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