The magazine of the photo-essay
December 2016 issue
by Martin Elkort
“A free, really high quality photo-essay magazine. Fabulous!”
Stephen Fry. British actor, writer and film & documentary maker
In the 1940s and 1950s, Martin Elkort roamed the streets of New York City with his
camera in search of the perfect picture. His indelible images of simpler times
remind us that the human experience can be a joyous one. Elkort was particularly
drawn to the raw innocence of the children inhabiting the streets of New York, and
later his current home, Los Angeles. Poignant and insightful, his photographs
capture their curiosity and vigor as they explore the urban landscape. With an
introduction by Anne Wilkes Tucker, Curator Emerita of Photography at The
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, this 69 page study of childhood features 62 of
Elkort’s most intriguing black & white images of children punctuated with his
eloquent reflections on photography and his creative process. This 9 x 9” offset
print book will make a wonderful addition to any photographer’s book collection as
well as anyone who enjoys experiencing the world through a child’s joyful eye.
“A beautiful photograph, like a beautiful poem, always contains a mystery, an elusive and haunting
nucleus that makes us return again to probe its depths, hoping to winnow yet another insight.”
– Martin Elkort
Merry Go Round.
Parable Of Life.