As seen on the front page of the 'Arts & Living' section of the AJC. Wendell Brock interviews Elliott Erwitt:
Elliott Erwitt has spent most of his life living out of a suitcase. He was born in Paris, grew up in Italy and, since 1957, has been a peripatetic, New York-based shooter for the prestigious Magnum photo agency, a gig that has frequently positioned him on the sidelines of history. New York, 1954: He snaps Marilyn Monroe on the set of “The Seven Year Itch,” her skirt dancing in the breeze of a subway grate. Moscow, 1959: He records Nixon angrily pointing his finger at Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev at the height of the Cold War. Washington, 1963: He captures Jackie Kennedy at her husband’s burial at Arlington National Cemetery, looking devastated under a black veil, clutching a folded American flag to her breast.