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Saul Leiter : Early color

Saul Leiter (photographer), Martin Harrison (author)
This is a reprint of the immensely successful Early Color (2008), which presented Leiters remarkable body of colour work to the public for the first time in book form. Although Edward Steichen had exhibited some of Leiters colour photography at the Museum of Modern Art in 1953, it remained virtually unknown to the world thereafter. Leiter moved to New York in 1946 to become a painter, yet through
Subject
Leiter, Saul
Title
Saul Leiter : Early color / photographs Saul Leiter ; text Martin Harrison
Photographer
Saul Leiter
Author
Martin Harrison
Language
English
Publisher
Göttingen: Steidl, 2006
ISBN
3-86521-139-9 9783865211392
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