Elliott Erwitt's strange and sublime city photos (via Ephemeral New York)

Elliott Erwitt's strange and sublime city photos Paris-born photographer and filmmaker Elliott Erwitt has captured scenes all over the world. But his New York photos, dating from the 1940s to the 2000s, come off as especially poetic, showcasing the pathos and isolation inherent in modern city life. [A boy rides the Third Avenue El in this 1955 shot] They're also witty, bringing the viewer in on the joke with a focus on the weird and ridiculous—like the two grown men duking it out under an el pl … Read More

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