From a photo of a man jumping in front of the Eiffel Tower, to intimate dance scenes in Spain, to backstage at an debutant ball in Arkansas, to '50s movie sets, photographer Elliot Erwitt has traveled the world with his camera in hand. A large selection of his photographs are currently on view at the Weinstein Gallery, but not for much longer.
Erwitt's black and white photography reflect his wanderlust and often elicit immediate responses from viewers--be it a delighted "ooh" at his glamorous photos of women, including Marylin Monroe, or laughing out loud at how he captured the look of bewilderment on a small, wonky-eyed dog.[jump]
It doesn't do the images justice to view them on a computer screen; these photographs must be seen in person in their original sizes. They are large, ranging in size from 11" x 14" to 30" x 40". The photos in this exhibition span the 1940s to 2001, which makes for a sort of wonderful timeline as well.
Sunday, January 9 will be the last day to view this exhibition at the Weinstein Gallery at 908 West 46th Street in Minneapolis. The space is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m., or by appointment.