Elliott Erwitt: Provence, France, 1955: Elliott Erwitt Snaps Elliott Erwitt

One of the greatest image makers of his generation, Elliott Erwitt (b.1928) describes himself as 'a professional photographer by trade and an amateur photographer by vocation.' A member of Magnum since 1954, his camera has taken him all over the globe and his pictures have been the subject of many books and exhibitions worldwide. Artist and documenter, his work spans many traditions, subjects and approaches to photography.


Silver gelatin print
Sheet size: 254 x 203 mm (10 x 8 inches)
Image size: 200 x 130 mm (7 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches)
Box: 380 x 305 mm (15 x 12 inches)
Printed in 2001 in an edition of 250 plus 12 artist's proofs
All copies are signed and numbered by Elliott Erwitt

In over five decades of photography Elliott Erwitt (b.1928) has never lost his characteristic intrigue at the curiosities of life. His unique ability to capture beauty in the mundane as well as the famous, to find the commonplace in the exceptional and vice versa.

Provence, 1955 is one of Erwitt's most famous photographs. Originally employed by the French Tourist Board, the image was subsequently parodied by Heineken, allowing Erwitt's innate humour and affection for the absurd, to come to the fore. Specifications:

  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 270 x 190 mm (10 5/8 x 7 1/2 in)
  • Pages: 512 pp
  • Illustrations: 508 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9780714842394c

One of the leading photographers of his generation, Elliott Erwitt (b.1928) has been taking pictures since the late 1940s. A member of the prestigious Magnum agency since 1954, he has photographed all over the world and his images have been the subject of many books and exhibitions.