external Misha Erwitt Interviews His Father, Magnum Photographer Elliott Erwitt —NY Times

Q: I just thought that you cared more about your black-and-white pictures.

A: I care about pictures whether they’re brown, blue or green or black-and-white or color. The picture is what counts. Black and white is what I’ve mostly done for my own pleasure, for my own interest and color is mostly what I’ve done for other people — for commercial work, for journalistic work. And the collection for this book, which is 450 pages and dates from about 60 years ago, is a combination of all these things…

Black and white is a reduction of things. Color is an illustration of things simply put.

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