Misha Erwitt is
a native New Yorker and freelance photographer.
He was a staff photographer for eleven years at
the New York Daily News, where he developed a sharp
eye for street photography and clever visual juxtapositions. During that
time he covered a wide range of editorial assignments ranging from local
news to national political conventions, presidential campaigns and
celebrity portraits. He traveled extensively, covering international
stories such as cocaine trafficking in South America, the Intifada in
Israel, the fall of the Berlin Wall in Germany and Pope’ John Paul ll's
visit to Cuba.
He was associated with Magnum Photos for three years, traveling internationally working for editorial clients such as Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, Fortune and The New York Times Magazine, also shooting and directing a short video for Japanese television entitled "“Living With the Dead"”, about a community living in a cemetery in central Manila.
He has worked on several of the “"Day in the Life of" .....” series books including China, Japan, Spain, Italy, Ireland, America, Canada, London and California as well as "“Passage to Vietnam"”, “"The Power to Heal"”, "“Baseball in America”", “Christmas in America”,
and One Digital Day”
His photographs have been exhibited at the International Center of Photography and Nikon House in New York and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles.