Lebensdaten: Elliott Erwitt = Elio Romano Erwitz ( Paris 1928 -
Zu Leben und Werk: American, b. (Paris) 1928 of Russian parents.
Emigrated to the US with his family in 1939. He studied photography in Los Angeles City College (1942-1944) then film at the New School for Social Research ( 1948-1950). After serving as a photographic assistant in the United States Army Signal Corps in Germany and in France, Erwitt met Edward Steichen, Robert Capa and Roy Stryker, former head of the fabled Farm Security Administration in 1950 and worked under him for Standard Oil Company. Member of Magnum.
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