Provence, France, 1955
Print size: 25.5 x 20.5 cm
Book size: 27 x 19 cm
Limited edition of 100
One of the greatest image makers of his generation, Elliott Erwitt describes himself as ‘a professional photographer by trade and an amateur photographer by vocation.’ A member of Magnum since 1954, his camera has taken him all over the globe and his pictures have been the subject of many books and exhibitions worldwide. Artist and documenter, his work spans many traditions, subjects and approaches to photography. In over five decades of photography Elliott Erwitt (b.1928) has never lost his characteristic intrigue at the curiosities of life. His unique ability to capture beauty in the mundane as well as the famous, to find the commonplace in the exceptional and vice versa.
‘Provence, 1955’ is one of Erwitt’s most famous photographs. Originally employed by the French Tourist Board, the image was subsequently parodied by Heineken, allowing Erwitt’s innate humour and affection for the absurd, to come to the fore. This hardback copy of his book ‘Provence’ is accompanied by a signed gelatin silver print of ‘Provence, 1955’, displayed together in a clamshell box. A limited edition collectors box set of 100, produced by Phaidon in 2001. Please allow 3 – 4 weeks for this item to be shipped.