Elliott Erwitt

1928 - Today

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Elliott Erwitt (born Elio Romano Erwitt, July 26, 1928) is a French-born American advertising and documentary photographer known for his black and white candid photos of ironic and absurd situations within everyday settings. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elliott Erwitt has received more than 289,310 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Elliott Erwitt is the 21st most popular photographer (up from 28th in 2019), the 1,481st most popular biography from France (up from 1,704th in 2019) and the 5th most popular French Photographer.

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Among photographers, Elliott Erwitt ranks 21 out of 105Before him are Diane Arbus, Wilhelm von Gloeden, August Sander, Brassaï, Gunter Sachs, and Nobuyoshi Araki. After him are Alfred Stieglitz, Lewis Hine, Richard Avedon, Astrid Kirchherr, Irving Penn, and Edward Weston.

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Among people born in 1928, Elliott Erwitt ranks 94Before him are Musa al-Sadr, Sol LeWitt, Gaston Thorn, Roddy McDowall, Sara Montiel, and Fred Rogers. After him are Burt Bacharach, Seymour Papert, Bo Diddley, Vladimir Beara, Pedro Casaldáliga, and Jack Kevorkian.

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In France

Among people born in France, Elliott Erwitt ranks 1,481 out of 5,234Before him are Théodule-Armand Ribot (1839), Theobald III, Count of Champagne (1179), Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson (1767), Charles, Cardinal of Lorraine (1524), Raymond of Burgundy (1070), and Hervé Villechaize (1943). After him are Stephen, Count of Blois (1045), Gilles de Roberval (1602), Carausius (300), Hugh of Cluny (1024), Chris Marker (1921), and Léon Werth (1878).


Among photographers born in France, Elliott Erwitt ranks 5Before him are Nadar (1820), Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908), Dora Maar (1907), and Robert Doisneau (1912). After him are André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri (1819), Hippolyte Bayard (1801), Jacques Henri Lartigue (1894), Claude Cahun (1894), Marc Riboud (1923), Sophie Calle (1953), and Willy Ronis (1910).