Magnum Gallery to Present a Selection of Photographs by Elliott Erwitt

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PARIS.- Magnum Gallery in Saint Germain des Prés will present Paris, an exhibition of a selection of photographs by Elliott Erwitt. Paris will run parallel to another display of his work, Personal Best, at the European house of Photography in Paris and coincide with the appearance of a new edition of the eponymous book. Paris represents a spontaneous selection of images which are relatively unknown to the larger public as they never were treated as a series in Elliott’s publications. The subtle touch which is prevalent in these photographs as they delicately capture flashes of moments in ordinary people’s lives, reveals a photographer whose most precious gift is being a humanist, a careful catcher of the human soul. The woman with the mirror, the dreamlike images of children with Laurel and Hardy masks, the ballrooms, the streets, the circus scenes – all these images reflect memories of Paris during the 1950s