This festive season we present photographs by Elliott Erwitt, legendary photographer, longtime Magnum-member and master of the subtle art of wit. Erwitt found a permanent base in New York City but the passionate cosmopolite returns to the French capital, which was the scene of some of his first photographic ventures and home to Magnum Photos' founding office, on an almost regular basis – his Leica always at hand.
Erwitt's work is characterized by sharp, but always warm-hearted humor that stands out in the history of the medium. His pictures seem to constantly wink at us, they make us accomplices or point us to our vanities. It provides a human scale in Erwitt's political stories and adds a profoundness to his everyday observations which goes far beyond the captured moment.
Erwitt looks at Paris with the eyes of a flaneur. His Paris is the city of boulevards and cafés, of jardins and cabarets. He thus adds to the metropolis' myth, but thanks to his inimitable sense for the particularities of the everyday we feel like walking through the city for the very first time. The exhibition is scheduled to run in Leica Galerie Singapore at the Fullerton Hotel from 8 December 2017 till 31 January 2018.