Elliott Erwitt: Pittsburgh 1950

In 1950 Pittsburgh was on the up: steel city transforming into modern metropolis. 22 year old Elliott Erwitt was hired by economist Roy Stryker to capture a portrait of the city. Erwitt spent just four months shooting before he was drafted into the Army, and the negatives were left behind (in the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh where they would sit for decades.) Showing his trademark humour and humanity the images are now exhibited for the first time at the International Centre of Photography. Elliott Erwitt: Pittsburgh 1950
Opening May 23 at the ICP, New York.

All images  © Elliott Erwitt/Magnum Photos
Courtesy of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
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