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5th December 2023

Elliott Erwitt: Legendary photographer dies aged 95

Erwitt loved photographing dogs and lovers – rather quirky tastes for a fine art photographer. Yet he brought such wit and charm to those images that he was still invited into the fabled Magnum collective. He didn’t have an intellectual approach to photography, just an ability to see rigorous compositions in the passing parade of life. So, why dogs? “Dogs are people with more hair.” Images are here.