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Saul Leiter

Saul Leiter was born 1923, is 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. Saul Leiter started shooting color and black-and-white street photography in New York in the 1940s

After attending the Telshe Yeshiva Rabbinical College in Cleveland, Ohio Leiter moved to New York to pursue painting. His photographic work is included in the collections of the Museum of Moodern Art, the National Gallery of Art, The Victoria and Albert Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Leiter’s most recent exhibitions are Saul Leiter, Foundation Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paris, Saul Leiter, Galleria C arla Sozzani, Milan and Saul Leiter, Howard Greenberg Gallery.

Very stunning photos and it’s looks like more street photographer, i just love it!
Find out more about Saul Leiter’s book – “I started out as a fashion photographer. One cannot say that I was successful but there was enough work to keep me busy. I collaborated with Harper’s Bazaar and other magazines. I was constantly aware that those who hired me would have preferred to work with a star such as Avedon. But it didn’t matter. I had work and I made a living. At the same time, I took my own photographs. Strangely enough, I knew exactly what I wanted and what I liked.” Since the 1940s, Saul Leiter, an inveterate walker, has trawled the streets of New York, capturing its colors and spirit. His liking for disarray, solitude and elusiveness make him a unique artist, quite unconcerned about joining the throng.
“I spent a great deal of my life being ignored. I was always very happy that way. Being ignored is a great privilege. That is how I think I learned to see what others do not see and to react to situations differently. I simply looked at the world, not really prepared for anything.” This volume contains several previously unpublished color pictures alongside Leiter’s early work in black-and-white. Co-published with Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paris.
Read more about Mr.Leiter book and more biography.

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