Elliott Erwitt is one of my favorite photographers. I received this book for Christmas and I flip through it almost every day.
Mr. Erwitt was both a documentary and commercial photographer who began his career in the 1940s. He is well-known for his portraits of Jackie Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Pope John Paul II and for other iconic images. You can see many of his most popular photos here: Elliott Erwitt Images. He is also famous for his dog portraits…One of my favorites:
His attention to detail is remarkable, and he clearly had a great sense of humor.
His photography runs the gamut from heartbreaking to hilarious–with the “story” of the photo often achieved through an ironic juxtaposition of subjects within the image.
Though you may not recognize his name, I’m sure you will recognize many of his images.