Saul Leiter: Early Black and White

Saul Leiter: Early Black and White


The distinctive iconography of Saul Leiter’s early black-andwhite photographs stems from his profound response to the dynamic street life of New York City in the late 1940s and ’50s. While this technique borrowed aspects of the photo-documentary, Leiter’s imagery was more shaped by his highly individual reactions to the people and places he encountered. Like a Magic Realist with a camera, Leiter absorbed the mystery of the city and poignant human experiences. Together with Early Color (2008), also published by Steidl, Early Black and White shows the impressive range of Leiter’s early photography.

Saul Leiter
Early Black and White

Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Steidl (2014)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-3865214133

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Hats, c. 1950. Picture: © Saul Leiter, courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York / Steidl

Hats, c. 1950. Picture: © Saul Leiter, courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York / Steidl

Sunday morning, The Cloisters, c.1947. Picture: © Saul Leiter, courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York / Steidl

Sunday morning, The Cloisters, c.1947. Picture: © Saul Leiter, courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York / Steidl

Self portait with Inez, c. 1947. Picture: © Saul Leiter, courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York / Steidl

Self portait with Inez, c. 1947. Picture: © Saul Leiter, courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York / Steidl

Kathy and Gloria, c. 1948. Picture: © Saul Leiter, courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York / Steidl

Kathy and Gloria, c. 1948. Picture: © Saul Leiter, courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York / Steidl

Five and Dime, 1950. Picture: © Saul Leiter, courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York / Steidl

Five and Dime, 1950. Picture: © Saul Leiter, courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York / Steidl

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