Introduction by Charles FlowersHands are, with the possible exception of the eyes, the most expressive parts of our bodies, asking for more or less, telling us to come or to go, scolding, rewarding, searching and finding, and, at their most intimate, loving and lustful. Hands reward us, calm us, feed us, and scratch our backs. They intimidate, bless, encourage, and stop us. They soothe, caress, and sometimes go where they shouldn't. We may take hands for granted. But Elliott Erwitt does not. Here, at his serious-and-yet-whimsical best, he gives us the moments which, without hands, would not exist.
ELLIOTT ERWITT Elliott Erwitt's photographs have been defining our experiences and amusing us for more than half a century. A member of Magnum, the prestigious photo cooperative, Erwitt has published a dozen books including Personal Exposures and, most recently, Snaps.
CHARLES FLOWERS is a writer, critic, teacher, and restauranteur. For more information about his work, please visit www.charlesflowers.com2002 $19.95 clothbound (Can. $28.99)