Elliott Erwitt (b. 26 July 1928 Paris, France) is an advertising and documentary photographer known for his black and white candid shots of ironic and absurd situations within everyday settings— a master of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s “decisive moment”.

New York City, 1948. ‘I don’t know what it is that gives some pictures their magic, although the test is whether it really hits you and gives you a strong emotion’