Photographer Elliott Erwitt was born in France to Russian parents, the family then immigrated to the US in 1939. Erwitt studied photography at Los Angeles City College and film at the New School for Social Research, New York. His observational photographic work captures moments of the sublime in ordinary life. He also created intimate portraits of such iconic figures as Marilyn Monroe, Che Guevara and Jackie Kennedy. Erwitt became a member of Magnum Photos in 1953 and served as president of the agency for three years in the late 1960s. From the 1970s, he also produced a number of documentaries and comedy films.
To ensure the health and safety of the public, in line with current government restrictions, IMMA’s galleries will close from 24 December until further notice. All tickets purchased for Paula Rego, Obedience and Defiance exhibition will be refunded over the next two weeks. We appreciate your patience during this time.