Up until August 30, 2015, the Lucca Center of Contemporary Art (Lu.C.C.A.), Italy, is presenting a comprehensive exhibition of works by the Leica photographer.
Born in Paris in 1928, Erwitt emigrated to the United States with his family in 1939. His full commitment to photography began at the end of the forties. With mentors such as Robert Capa, Edward Streichen and Roy Stryker, Erwitt quickly developed his own inimitable imagery: intimate, ironic, surprising, sometimes impertinent and cheeky, but always technically flawless. Erwitt became a full member of Magnum Photos in 1954, and was the agency's President for three years.
The 136-photograph exhibition presents a comprehensive profile of Erwitt's more than sixty years of creativity. The acknowledged dog lover has already dedicated four photo books to a man's best friend – which makes it obvious that dog pictures also figure in the retrospective.
Further information at: Lucca Museum.