Elliott Erwitt: Personal Exposures

  September –
October 1993

Poster from Elliott Erwitt’s exhibition “Personal Exposures” at the Gallery of Photography 1993

A member of the highly prestigious Magnum Photo Agency since 1953, Elliott Erwitt is one of the most successful photographers ever. His pictures are well-known throughout the world through his posters, postcards, books and journalistic work for magazines. He is based in New York.

We are very proud to exhibit 150 of his best prints here in Dublin. “Personal Exposures” ranges from his early work in Hollywood(intimate backstage glimpses) to coverage of the Korean war to political summits(his is the famous shot of Nixon aggressively prodding Khrushchev) to touching domestic scenes of lovers and dogs – lots of dogs. And lot’s more humor.

Ireland is Erwitt’s “favorite country” and there are a number of his Irish pictures in the show, taken over the 35 years that he has been a regular visitor.

Photographs by Elliott Erwitt that are on show in the exhibition Personal Exposures at the Gallery of Photography September 21 to October 30 1993

Photographs by Elliott Erwitt that are on show in the exhibition Personal Exposures at the Gallery of Photography September 21 to October 30 1993

To accompany the exhibition, there are a number of Elliott Erwitt posters, postcards and books available for purchase at the Gallery.

Elliot Erwitt’s dedication in his book includes ‘for all the people who have influenced my personal outlook, from Benito Mussolini, who chased me out of my country when I was young, and for Nicephore Niepce(the “inventor” of photography), without whom my life of photography would have been impossible’.

The Gallery is grant aided by the Arts Council and the exhibition is sponsored by the American Embassy and Miller Beer.