Press release - The Robert Koch Gallery is pleased to present Elliott Erwitt, the gallery’s fourth solo exhibition of work by renowned New York photographer Elliott Erwitt. The photographs in this exhibition capture daily life with Erwitt’s trademark visual wit, as he documents serendipitous encounters between people and their surroundings. With a touch of humor and irony, as well as an eye for the humane, Elliott Erwitt's photographs reveal the most elemental and universal candid human emotions.
With an affecting social stance and acute observation, Erwitt is the archetype of the peripatetic photographer. Erwitt’s instantly recognizable images have adroitly chronicled the social landscape of Europe and the Americas for decades. John Szarkowski characterized Elliott Erwitt as “one of the few photographers whose work is also identified by extraordinary wit.”