Martin Elkort Photography

"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. The mystery is often in plain sight but its meaning may be obscured with the passage of time."

– Martin Elkort

About Martin Elkort

Born in 1929, Martin Elkort grew up in New York during an era of great social and political change. His interest in photography started at an early age.


Children: Behind The Lens is available for order. Poignant and insightful, Elkort’s photographs of children capture their curiosity & vitality as they explore their urban landscape.

An American Mirror

Exploring his life and work, this documentary visits with Martin Elkort while he shares stories of the history of American photography and events that shaped our nation.


Often called a Blog, “Musings” are writings by Martin, impressions on photography – both his and others, and general observations from a photographic eye.

Photo Narratives

In this collection of audio narratives, Martin expresses his thoughts about the dynamics of the photograph and what he observed when he took the shot.


We want you to know what we’re doing and what’s being said about Martin’s work. This is the place for those updates.

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. More Information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this. You can read our Privacy Notification here.