Pittsburgh1950 Special Edition / Elliott Erwitt / Coming soon!
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£750 / €840 / $965

150 clamshell boxed copies with a silver gelatin print signed by Elliott Erwitt
Published December 2017
140 pages
225 x 305 mm (portrait)
10x8 silver gelatin print signed by Elliott Erwitt
Book signed and numbered by Elliott Erwitt
ISBN 978-1-910401-12-5

Edition numbers 1-50 £750 / €840 / $965
Edition numbers 51-100 £1,000 / €1,120 / $1,290
Edition numbers 101-150 £1,250 / €1,400 / $1,610

In 1950, 22-year-old Elliott Erwitt was commissioned by the legendary Roy Stryker to document Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as it emerged from a notoriously polluted industrial city into a cleaner, more modern metropolis. Shooting for Stryker’s newly organised Pittsburgh Photographic Library, Erwitt’s photographs captured the humanity and spirit of the people of the city against the angular industrial architecture. Drafted into the army in Germany just four months after arriving in Pittsburgh, Erwitt was forced to abandon the project, leaving his negatives behind. For decades, the negatives were held at the Pennsylvania Department of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, and as a result, a majority of the photographs in this book have neither been published nor exhibited before.