All about Saul Leiter

Saul Leiter (photographer), Margit Erb (author), Pauline Vermare (author)
Photography lovers the world over are now embracing Saul Leiter, who has enjoyed a remarkable revival since fading into relative obscurity in the 1980s. This collection reveals the secrets of his appeal, from his life philosophy and lyricism to masterful colours and compositions. Some 200 works – including early street photographs, images for advertising, nudes and paintings – cover Leiter’s care
All about Saul Leiter / with texts by Margit Erb, Pauline Vermare and Motoyuki Shibata
Saul Leiter
Margit Erb Pauline Vermare Motoyuki Shibata
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London: Thames & Hudson, 2018
293 p. : ill.
Uitgave naar aanleiding van de reizende tentoonstelling 'Photographer Saul Leiter : a retrospective'
9780500294536 (paperback)
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About Saul Leiter

Saul Leiter (December 3, 1923 – November 26, 2013) was an American photographer and painter whose early work in the 1940s and 1950s was an important contribution to what came to be recognized as the New York school of photography.

Life and work

Saul Leiter was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His father was a well known Talmud scholar and Saul studied to become a rabbi. His mother gave him his first camera at age 12. At age 23, he left theology school and moved to New York City to become an artist. He had developed an early interest in painting and was fortunate to meet the Abstract Expressionist painter Richard Pousette-Dart.

Pousette-Dart and W. Eugene Smith encouraged Leiter to pursue photography and he was soon taking black and white pictures with a 35 mm Leica, which he acquired for a few Eugene Smith prints. In 1948, he started taking color photographs. He began associating with other contemporary photographers…Read more on Wikipedia