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One of his most famous books is called DogDogs and it records the odd appearance and surreal situations of hundreds of dogs!
Elliott Erwitt
Elliott Erwitt (b. 1928 Paris, France) is a world-renowned advertising and journalistic photographer. He is best known for his black and white candid shots of ironic and absurd situations within everyday settings -- the master of the "indecisive moment".
In the 1950s, Erwitt worked as a photographer's assistant for the United States Army, in Germany and France. Erwitt was influenced by his meeting the famous photographers, Edward Steichen, Robert Capa and Roy Stryker. Stryker, the former Director of the Farm Security Administration's photography department, hired Erwitt to work on a photography project for the Standard Oil Company. Erwitt then began a freelance photographer career and produced work for Collier's, Look, Life and Holiday magazines. Joining the Magnum Photos agency in 1953, allowed Erwitt to shoot photography projects around the world.