By Bebe Leone
Settings: The globe between the 50s and the 90s
Leading character: Born in France from Russian parents, educated in Italy and successively immigrated in the US, New York based Elliott Erwin has a background as eclectic as his personality. Photographer, director, producer, Erwin worked with some of the most influential photographers of the mid century, the likes of Robert Capa and for leading newspapers and magazines, combining portraits, documentary and corporate photography. His various work spans over fifties years of worldwide history, capturing defining moments, iconic faces and breathtaking landscapes, a meaningful collection of culture defining imagery.
Plot: Published last September by teNeues, “Kolor” features more than 400 photographs selected from a vast archive of over 500,000 almost-forgotten Kodachrome and Ektachrome images. The book documents more than fifty years of history, exploring Erwitt’s color work between the 50s and the 90s, a thought-through selection of images from all over the world, portraits of movie stars and politicians, staged fashion photographs and street shots.
Photos © Elliott Erwitt via The New Yorker
To know more: “Kolor”