PERSONAL BEST PERSONAL CHOICE Elliott Erwitt Photo Exhibition

© Elliott Erwitt

© Elliott Erwitt

2007.4.6 FRI - 5.6 SUN

11:00 - 20:00 Open daily / Free admission


Supreme photos selected by 51 celebrities, including Takeshi Kitano, Hitonari Tsuji, Amon Miyamoto, Marina Watanabe, Sting and Katsuyuki Shinohara etc.
Love calls and love choices from around the world

Gentle on people and dogs, humorous for elderly people and children and extremely warm to lovers. The photos of Elliott Erwitt are full of acoustic love. Elliott became a member of Magnum at the young age of 25, on the recommendation of the great photographer, Robert Capa. He has been consistently publishing his photographs in more than 50 years since then. From countless photos, the photographer himself selected his BEST, and then from among these celebrities who are acknowledged fans such as Takeshi Kitano, Hitonari Tsuji, Amon Miyamoto and Marina Watanabe selected their BEST. CHANEL then helped this incredible exhibition to become reality. This is the first photo exhibition anywhere in the world that shows, so to speak, only the supreme masterpieces of Elliott Erwitt, a photographer with fans around the world who enjoys tremendous popularity in Japan as well. We are also planning Elliott Erwitt’s visit to Japan and an unforgettable event.


Elliott Erwitt

Born in Paris in 1928 to Russian parents, Erwitt spent his childhood in Milan, then emigrated to the US, via France, in 1939. As a teenager living in Hollywood, he worked in a commercial darkroom before experimenting with photography at Los Angeles City College. In 1948 he moved to New York and exchanged janitorial work for film classes at the New School for Social Research. Erwitt traveled in France and Italy in 1949 with his trusty Rolleiflex camera. In 1951 he was drafted for military service and undertook various photographic duties while serving in a unit of the Army Signal Corps in Germany and France. In 1953 Erwitt joined Magnum Photos. In the late 1960s he served as Magnum’s president for three years. He then turned to film: in the 1970s he produced several noted documentaries and eighteen comedy films for Home Box Office.