This weekend I had the great fortune of attending the World Photography Festival in San Francisco. This was their first year here in town and I’m happy to report they’ll be returning yearly.
This year the big draw was Elliott Erwitt. If you’re unfamiliar with the photographic work of Elliott Erwitt you should start to brush up on it immediately. He’s long been a favorite photographer of mine, who has done some amazing work with Magnum Photos. What solidifies Elliott Erwitt as one of the all time greats is his personal photography projects. Elliott’s personal photography projects highlight his great sense of humor, masterful timing and keen skills as an observer. No matter what your photographic specialty, when you view Elliott’s work you realize how much more you can bring to your own work.
In the video below Elliott Erwitt speaks with Ken Light, who I’ve previously interviewed, discussing a wide variety of topics from his start as a photographer to his time as President of Magnum to his current projects. The big bonus is at the end of the interview when Elliott takes time to talk about many of his most iconic images. Enjoy!
Elliott Erwitt Interview by Ken Light filmed at SF Camerawork as part of the World Photo Festival San Francisco 2010
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