Looking at this book from a 2012 perspective you may say: “Ok, this is good, but what is so special about it?” The answer to that: he invented it. Erwitt (1929) has been taking photos since the ‘40 and joined Magnum in 1953. Does that mean he makes boring stuff? Not at all. Erwitt is actually a very funny photographer. Like no other Erwitt has the ability to see fun in ordinary situations. It resulted in numerous unforgettable, iconic photos, gathered in Personal Best together with many more that have never been published. teNeues turned in a value for money book!
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