Between the Sexes
Taken from a selection of pictures from over his career, photographer Elliott Erwitt examines how gender perceptions differ around the globe
"From an early age, I perceived a striking difference between men and women. As I grow older, that perception deepens"
- Elliot Erwitt
A record of a long fascination with the subject, Between the Sexes, is a wonderful collection of Erwitt’s photographs from around the world. Children recognize the difference between boys and girls at an early age, and we see them here discovering it for the first time. Older people have known the difference for years, and we can witness them savoring it. Couples and their mating rituals, men dressing as women, nudist colonies, love between humans and their pets, and the observation of ‘erotic art’ are some of the ways in which Erwitt has sought to exemplify both the contrast and the complement of the duality of the sexes.