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Elliott Erwitt Answers My Questions

We recently started a discussion around the question “Why is Street Photography Dominated by Black and White?” and we had some great comments from the readers. Shortly thereafter, I got an email from the folks at TeNeues with regard to the “Elliot Erwitt Photo Caption Contest” I had talked about. They said that they would be interviewing Elliott the next day and wanted to know if I had any questions for him.

Well… I thought that it would be cool to have a master of street photography weigh in on the conversation. So I sent the “Why is street photography dominated by black and white?” question along with “Do you ever get anxious taking pictures of people in public?” Both questions were answered in their short interview — very cool! Here’s a link to the video that they posted on FaceBook.

Hop over there and check it out — they have a pretty good set of questions, and Elliott answers them in his usual humorous manner.

Elliott Erwitt Photo Caption Contest

teNeues, a leading book publisher in the areas of photography/design/lifestyle/travel, has launched an Elliott Erwitt microsite featuring several never before seen photos. Of course, they’re featuring some books from Erwitt, including a special edition of “Elliott Erwitt, Personal Best” to mark teNeues’ 50th anniversary.

They’re also running a photo caption contest that will be judged by Erwitt himself! If he chooses your entry as a favorite, you’ll receive an Elliott Erwitt book published by teNeues. Here’s what you have to do to enter the contest:

  1. Choose a photo to write a caption for.
  2. Click the “tweet this” button, you will be taken to twitter.com, log-in to your account, type your caption and then submit your tweet.
  3. Elliott chooses his favorites.


Link Roundup 12-22-2007