Dogs, whether, intentionally or not, have been a regular motif in Elliott Erwitt’s photography over the years. Said Erwitt of his enduring interest: “Until recently, I have never especially set out to take dog pictures but somehow dogs appeared in large numbers on my contact sheets. A few years back while looking through my inventory of pictures to assemble a retrospective book and exhibition of random photographs taken on my travels, I was surprised by the preponderance of dogs. Obviously, my sympathy for the creatures was deeper than I had imagined.”
This contact sheet features photographs of a chihuahua in New York City, 1946.
Elliott Erwitt joined Magnum Photos in 1953.