Natural death! Legendary photographer Elliott Erwitt dies at the age of 95
- Elliott Erwitt was a renowned photojournalist and commercial photographer.
- He has recently passed away at the age of 95.
- Elliott is survived by six children, ten grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
RIP! Elliott Erwitt has sadly passed away
Elliott Erwitt, a renowned photojournalist and commercial photographer, is no longer alive with us.
On Wednesday, November 29, the renowned French-American photographer passed away peacefully at home in Manhattan surrounded by his family members. He was 95.
Christina de Middel, the president of Magnum Photos, issued a heartfelt statement in tribute to Elliott Erwitt.
“It is hard to measure the impact that Elliott Erwitt has had on Magnum and the world of photography, His images have helped build our general understanding of who are as a society and as humans, and have inspired generations of photographers despite the changes in the industry and trends.”
“The combination of his casual and humoristic approach to the act of photographing, and his obsessive dedication, made him a unique artist that we have lost today with great sadness,”
Elliot worked for Magnum for seven decades as a cooperative and agency. In 1953, he joined Magnum Photos as a freelance photographer.
He worked for several outlets, including Collier’s, Look, LIFE, and Holiday.
Erwitt was renowned for capturing significant cultural and political moments including the 1959 Kitchen Debate between Nikita Khrushchev and Richard Nixon.
He captured iconic photos of celebrities including Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, Jacqueline Kennedy, and more. In addition, he enjoyed taking photos of animals, particularly dogs.
Elliott Erwitt: Marriage Life, Children
The photographer was married and divorced four times throughout his life. He was first married to Lucienne Van Kan for almost seven years from 1953 to 1960.
The former couple shared four children two daughters Ellen and Jennifer Erwitt and two sons Misha and David.
Following that, his other two marriages, to Diana Dann (1967 to 1974) and Susan Ringo (1977 to 1984), each lasted only seven years.
He was also father to other two daughters Sasha and Amelis Erwitt, from his third marriage.
In 1998, he married Pia Frnakenberg, with whom he had one of the longest marriages in comparison to his other three.
Elliott is survived by six children, ten grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.