Now On: Elliott Erwitt - Retrospective, Capa Center

  • 13 Jul 2017 9:48 AM
Now On: Elliott Erwitt - Retrospective, Capa Center
Now on until 10 September. “When photography is good, it’s pretty interesting, and when it is very good, it is irrational and even magical… it has nothing to do with the photographer’s conscious will or desire.” (Elliott Erwitt)

The exhibition presented in the Capa Center from June 15 will provide an insight into the over half a century long career of the world-renowned photographer. Erwitt’s images capturing shocking situations and ordinary moments alike receive their peculiar and unique characteristic from his often-sarcastic style. T

he photographer, who is about to turn 89 years old this year, uses two main tools: humor and patience.

The first he uses instinctively, while the latter is a conscious choice during the process of his photography. Besides the most famous images of the still active photographer, who joined the MAGNUM photo agency in 1953, upon the invitation of Robert Capa, there are some less known works in the exhibition material as well: from urban landscapes to beach photos, and from child portraits to the pictures of dogs.

Parallel to the Capa Center exhibition, a selection of Elliott Erwitt’s photographs taken in Hungary, but never before showcased here, will be presented in the Mai Manó House.

Source: Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center
Address: 1065 Budapest, Nagymező 8.
Telephone number: +36 1 413 1310

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