Born in Paris in 1928, spent young years in Italy, then moved to the United States.
One of the most prominent photographers of our time, photographing everyone from everyday people to JFK and Marilyn Monroe.
A photography purist, Erwitt has made his ideas about the profession known, and his distaste for digital manipulation in photographs. Click this link for an interview with Erwitt where he details his ideas on photo manipulation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wh5p5Sx5qZg
Words of Elliott Erwitt "Digital manipulation kills photography, it is enemy number one" “ To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place...I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”
So where does digital media fit into the world of photography?
Without photoshop, neither of these pictures would be possible.