'This tome shows that he hasn't lost any of the visual wit that makes one relish his pictures, while, at the same time, recognizing the melancholy that infuses any realization of the arbitrariness of existence.' (Time Out) 'Rare among photographers, Erwitt can make you laugh out loud (just turn to pages 86-87), but his scope is Tolstoyan. This 550-page retrospective will absorb you for years.' (The Independent) 'An essential career-spanning retrospective that reveals Erwitt's unassuming wit, brilliant framing and deep humanity.' (New York Post) 'Haunting, absorbing, evocative and sometimes funny.' (OK!) 'Poignant and poetic.' (The Herald) 'Saturated with an irrepressible sense of humour and love of humanity. What else would you expect from a man obsessed with dogs?' (Colin Jacobson, Traveller) '[Erwitt's] photos reveal a joy in the peculiar playgrounds of human activity ... His eye, modest, charming, graceful and forever peeled for the dazzlingly unexpected, has led his oeuvre being labelled by one commentator as the 'indecisive moment'.' (World of Interiors )
Murray Sayle is an Australian writer based in Japan, and a regular contributor to The New Yorker. Charles Flowers, a freelance writer based in New York, was named Best Columnist by the New York Press Association for his arts and theatre criticism.
As a young girl in the 60's, I collected Life magazines and fell in love with the humanity of photographs for the rest of my life. Read morePublished 3 months ago by d
Out of my 300+ photo books, this one is one my definitive favorites. Usually I try to steer clear of retrospective books, because they often looks jumbled together. Read morePublished on August 1, 2010 by Bent from Norway