After emigrating from Paris to the United States, Elliott Erwitt had his first taste of photography in the 1950s while serving as a photographer's assistant in the United States Army. Intrigued by the art, he went on to work for Collier's, Look, Life
magazines, eventually breaking out as one of the most influential photographers of his time. Known for black-and-white shots of everyday situations taken with an ironic twist, Erwitt especially loved photographing dogs – in fact, he was once described as "half-photographer, half-dog" – and the 80-year-old presents some of his most poignant photographs of man's best friend in his newest book of images, Elliott Erwitt's Dogs
A 144-page coffee table book, the black and white tome features shots of pups in various stages of play, emotion and action. The book showcases and array of furry friends – from Chihuahuas to Labradors – and serves as a tribute to their love and loyalty toward humans. It's safe to say any dog owner will be moved by the touching images and insightful forward by author Peter Mayle.