Elliott Erwitt: Found Not Lost
At 92, Elliott Erwitt has reappraised some of the 600,000 images taken throughout his 70 year career. Known for his adept compositional skills and memorable portraits of celebrities, Erwitt never fails to capture moments with extraordinary intimacy and wit.
Erwitt unearthed a collection of rejected and overlooked photographs while selecting images for his 2016 retrospective exhibition, Home Around the World, at the Harry Ransom Centre in Texas. Finally affording these long-hidden photographs a time to speak, Erwitt has created a new book, Found Not Lost. Explaining his selection process, Erwitt says that ‘there’s a time for photographs that say hello, and there’s a time to listen’. Published by GOST, the volume holds a plethora of melancholic, mysterious, intimate, and playful shots. Characterised by Erwitt’s witty and watchful eye, Found Not Lost grants his previously overlooked photographs the recognition they deserve.