Fed by thrilling recent discoveries from Saul Leiter’s vast archive, In My Room provides an in-depth study of the nude, through intimate photographs of the women Leiter knew. Showing deeply personal interior spaces, often illuminated by the lush natural light of the artist’s studio in New York City’s East Village, these black-and-white images reveal the unique collaboration between Leiter and his
Title
In my room / Saul Leiter ; with an essay by Carole Naggar and an afterword by Robert Benton
Photographer
Saul Leiter
Author
Carole Naggar
Afterword
Robert Benton
Language
English
Edition
Second edition
Publisher
Göttingen: Steidl, 2018 | Other editions
141 p. : foto's
ISBN
9783958291034 (hardback)
Placing suggestion
761.2 (SISO) Fotografen ; Fotografen (ZIZO)

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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