This exhibition, entitled Fifty Kids, gathers together a selection of 50 beautiful photographs of children, taken by Elliott Erwitt in over half a century of history.
Kids have always been among Erwitt’s favourite subjects, including his six sons and five grandchildren.
Son of Russian emigrants, Erwitt was born in Paris in 1928, but spent his childhood in Milan. In 1938 Erwitt and his family immigrated to the United States, where he developed his interest for photography. In 1949 he started his career as a professional photographer and travelled to Europe and Italy. In 1953 he became part of the prestigious photographic agency Magnum Photo.
His pictures are snapshots, which catch spontaneous moments and his characters are never in pose, because Erwitt conceives history as an ensemble of fragments seized by the forelock. His portraits and landscape photographs catch the public’s attention for the great intuition, intelligence and talent. This event, dedicated to children, aims at helping other children.
Thanks to the sale of the exhibition’s catalogue and of the photographic prints by Erwitt, created for this occasion, the proceeds will be devolved to A.D.I.S.C.O., Association of the Italian Donors of the Umbilical Cord Blood, which is currently building a new Day Hospital department and some clinics of pediatric Oncohaematology at the Children’s Hospital Regina Margherita of Turin.