From 6 May to 31 July 2021, Leica Galerie Stuttgart will present modern masterpieces of photography by legendary photographer Elliott Erwitt in the exhibition "Personal Best for Leica". Visitors to the Leica Galerie Stuttgart can look forward to a very special exhibition: from 6 May to 31 July 2021, gallery owner Holger Strehlow will be presenting the exhibition "Personal Best for Leica" by the renowned and world-renowned Magnum photographer Elliott Erwitt at the Leica Galerie Stuttgart. The impressive black-and-white photographs are a testimony to Erwitt's decades-long and close friendly relationship with Leica.
Image: Leica Galerie Stuttgart © Elliott Erwitt, Paris 1989
Elliott Erwitt is considered one of the most important photographers worldwide. His works, mostly in black and white, are dedicated to prominent personalities and memorable moments in contemporary history - they are considered modern masterpieces of photography. Erwitt is a self-confessed dog lover. Therefore, four-legged friends play a special role in his photographic works. In addition, Erwitt's fine and clever humour is considered his trademark, which is reflected in many of his pictures.
In 1953, Erwitt began working for the independent photographer's agency Magnum Photos. The agency was founded in Paris in 1947 by the four photographers Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, David Seymour and George Rodger. One year later, he was already a full member of the agency and took over as Magnum president from 1966 to 1969. During this time he worked as a freelancer for various magazines, such as "Collier's", "Look", "Life" and "Holiday". He portrayed numerous celebrities such as Marlene Dietrich, Jacqueline Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe. His photographs of Fidel Castro and Che Guevara are legendary. In 1974 and 1980, he again served as Vice President of Magnum.
Image: Leica Galerie Stuttgart © Elliott Erwitt, Magnum Photos USA, NYC 2000
Image: Leica Galerie Stuttgart © Elliott Erwitt, Magnum Photos USA, Santa Monica 1955
The Leica Galerie Stuttgart is open Monday to Friday from 10.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. - subject to the respective Corona guidelines. On Saturdays, the exhibition can be visited from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm. Admission is free.
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