SNAPS, INSCRIBED BY ELLIOTT ERWITT TO FELLOW PHOTOGRAPHER PETER TURNLEY
ERWITT, Elliott. Snaps. (London and New York: Phaidon Press, 2004). Thick octavo, original photographic stiff paper wrappers. $325.
Later edition, boasting more than 500 black-and-white photographs, association copy boldly inscribed on the title page to fellow photographer Peter Turnley, “To Peter Turnley, esteemed colleague with great appreciation, Elliot Erwitt, New York, 10 Dec. 2005.”
“Erwitt says he became a photographer because he discovered in high school that a camera ‘gets you into situations where you don’t really belong. Then it was proms; now it’s the White House or the Kremlin” (McDarrah & McDarrah, 129). First published in 2001, Snaps offers a magisterial look back at Erwitt’s celebrated career. This copy inscribed to acclaimed photographer Peter Turnley, photojournalist for Newsweek, Life and Harper’s Magazine, who has covered “almost every important international news event of the last 15 years” (New York Times).
A fine inscribed association copy.