Martin Elkort Photography

Photo Narratives

A photograph is something that is not concrete. While it is in effect a snapshot of what the camera captured at that given moment, it becomes a piece of art in all that it reflects. Clearly the viewer’s experience plays a part in what is seen and the emotions the viewing elicits.

After a photo is taken, social, political, cultural and even metaphorical attributes may be assigned by other artists and critics. In it’s purest state, only the photographer can succinctly express what is going on in the photograph and the elements they observed before, while, or after taking the photograph.

Please enjoy these photo narratives through the eyes of Martin Elkort.

Video narrative of Martin Elkort’s photograph – Gypsy Kids, 1947. Lower East Side, New York City

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Video narrative of Martin Elkort’s photograph – Washington Square Midnight 2, 1948. New York City

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Video narrative of Martin Elkort’s photograph – Strongman, 1951. Coney Island Amusement Park, New York.

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Video narrative of Martin Elkort’s photograph – Sausage Store, 1948. Lower East Side, New York City.

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Video narrative of Martin Elkort’s photograph – Fortune Teller, 1951. Coney Island Amusement Park

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Video narrative of Martin Elkort’s photograph – Pony Cart, 1951.

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Video narrative of Martin Elkort’s photograph – Billboard Walker, 1951. This photograph is in the permanent collection of the Columbus Museum of Art.

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Video narrative of Martin Elkort’s photograph – Delmore Social Club, 1947.

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Video narrative of Martin Elkort’s photograph – The Brass Ring, 1951. Coney Island New York.

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Video narrative of Martin Elkort’s photograph – The Parable of Life, 1947.

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Video narrative of Martin Elkort’s photograph – Wading. Shot at Camp Onibar in the Poconos in 1946.

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Video narrative of Martin Elkort’s photograph – The Alms Collector

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Video narrative of Martin Elkort’s photograph – Puppy Love. This photograph is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York

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A photo narrative of The Soda Fountain, shot in 1951 and part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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Video narrative of Martin Elkort’s photograph – The Haircut, 1946. Camp Onibar, The Poconos.

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Video narrative of Martin Elkort’s photograph – 2nd Avenue Snow Storm – New York City 1948

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Video narrative of Martin Elkort’s photograph – Under The Boardwalk, 1951. Coney Island Amusement Park, New York