But Erwitt is equally know and admired for his witty 'snaps' (as he calls them): often artfully (or craftily) staged for maximum humorous or quirky effect.
I defy anyone to look at these clever compositions and not smile!
"You can find pictures anywhere. It's simply a matter of noticing things and organizing them. You just have to care about what's around you and have a concern with humanity and the human condition."
The exhibition Elliott Erwitt remains on show at Chris Beetles Fine Photographs until 12 October 2012
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