Saul Leiter: Early Black and White

Saul Leiter: Early Black and White


By (author) Saul Leiter, By (author) Martin Harrison

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  • Publisher: Steidl Verlag
  • Format: Hardback | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 210mm x 214mm x 52mm | 1,780g
  • Publication date: 23 June 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Gottingen
  • ISBN 10: 3865214134
  • ISBN 13: 9783865214133
  • Sales rank: 23,692

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The distinctive iconography of Saul Leiter's early black-and-white photographs stems from his profound response to the dynamic street life of New York City in the late 1940s and 50s. While this technique borrowed aspects of the photo-documentary, Leiter's imagery was more shaped by his highly individual reactions to the people and places he encountered. Like a Magic Realist with a camera, Leiter absorbed the mystery of the city and poignant human experiences. Together with Early Color, also published by Steidl, the two volumes comprising "Early Black and White" show the impressive range of Leiter's early photography.

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Author information

Saul Leiter was born in Pittsburgh in 1923, the son of a rabbi. His work is held in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, as well as in other public and private collections.