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French

Saul Leiter

Saul Leiter (photographer), Max Kozloff (author of introduction)
Subject
Leiter, Saul
Title
Saul Leiter
Photographer
Saul Leiter
Author of introduction
Max Kozloff
Language
French
Publisher
[Plaats van uitgave niet vastgesteld]: Actes Sud, © 2015
[160] p. : ill.
ISBN
9782742769698 (paperback)
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