Eliot Elisofon

Internationally known photographer and filmmaker Eliot Elisofon documented African life—a visual record that appeared in publications like National Geographic and LIFE magazine. Capturing the human condition was central to Elisofon’s work—whether it was his childhood neighborhood in New York, impoverished communities in the American South, or other parts of the world. Noting that the camera “says too much,” Elisofon sought “to take pictures that are impossible to take.” To him, “Art, to be true art, must grow out of human beings, and, it must help human beings live a better and fuller life. It must extend the field of feeling and vision we are born with.”

Source: LIFE, Holden Luntz Gallery