Elliott Erwitt: Home Around the World offers a timely and critical reconsideration of Erwitt’s unparalleled life as a
photographer. Produced alongside a major retrospective exhibition, the book features examples of Erwitt’s early
experiments in California, his intimate family portraits in New York, his major magazine assignments and long-term
documentary interests, and his ongoing personal investigations of public spaces and their transitory inhabitants.
Essays by photography experts based on extensive new interviews with the photographer consider less-studied
aspects of Erwitt’s work: his engagement with social and political issues through photojournalism, the humanist
qualities of his very early photographs, and his work as a filmmaker. Home Around the World traces the development
and refinement of Erwitt’s unique visual approach over time. With over two hundred photographs, and ephemera
including magazine reproductions, advertisements, and contact sheets, this volume is the first to offer a
comprehensive historical treatment of Erwitt’s body of work and position in the field.