Saul Leiter (Photofile)

Max Kozloff, Saul Leiter

A revised edition of this collection of Saul Leiter’s distinctive work, featuring twelve new photographs.

Saul Leiter was one of those photographers who sought neither fame nor commercial success, despite his talent for image-making.

Born in Pittsburgh, he spent his entire adult life in New York City’s East Village, in an intensely creative environment where ideas from Europe and America came together and intermingled. There he encountered Mark Rothko and the abstract expressionists and discovered street photography and the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson. His mastery of color is displayed in unconventional cityscapes in which reflections, transparency, complex framing, and mirroring effects are married to a very personal printing style, creating a unique kind of urban view.

Contributors

Max Kozloff

Introduction By

Max Kozloff is an American art historian, art critic of modern art, and photographer. He has been art editor at The Nation and executive editor of Artforum.

Saul Leiter

Photographs By

Saul Leiter (1923-2013) born in Pittsburgh, was a photographer and painter whose early work in the 1940s and 1950s made an important contribution to what came to be recognized as the New York school of photography.