Mr. Leiter died late Tuesday night in New York City.
Leiter originally moved to New York in 1946 to become a painter, though he quickly became attracted to the potential of photography, taking to the streets to shoot black-and-white images. Saul Leiter lived in an apartment on a quiet street in New York’s East Village, a neighborhood that evolved, during the six decades he lived there, nearly as much as Leiter himself. Leiter’s nudes have a spontaneous and romantic quality, like the scattered pages of a diary, or stills from early movies. June 28, 2018. Pioneer of street photography Saul Leiter (1923-2013) captured city life in mid-20th century New York City with an inimitable sense of composition, humour and grace, fusing aspects of fashion, documentary and architectural photography alongside portraiture and still life. In her introduction to the Saul Leiter retrospective, currently showing at London’s Photographers’ Gallery, the exhibition’s co-curator Brigitte Woischnik is adamant in her view that the history of colour photography will need to be re-written to take account of Leiter’s pioneering work in the field during the middle decades of the last century. ─── Josh Bright, January 14, 2020. Carole Naggar. These women are completely natural in front of Leiter’s camera, and uninhibited. Saul Leiter now widely recognized as one of the most important photographers of the post-war period, was an American painter and an early pioneer of colour photography. A resident of New York for Tickets: +44 (020) 7087 9300 thephotographersgallery.org.uk Mr. Cenicola, who is now a staff photographer at The New York Times, recalled his time assisting — and learning from — Mr. Leiter. Influenced by the Abstract Expressionist movement, he began to capture snatches and distorted snippets of everyday life, with a particular interest in reflections, blurs and fragments. Two years after the New York School photographer Saul Leiter died, François Halard had the good fortune to come across the East Village apartment where Leiter lived for more than half a … Saul Leiter is at The Photographers’ Gallery, 16-18 Ramillies Street, London W1F 7LW Jan 22 until April 3. In my room Cover by Saul Leiter. He spent the next 10 years working with Saul Leiter, an important figure in the New York School. Saul Leiter received no formal training, but has gained renown for his street photography.
Colour photography in New York during the 1940s and 1950s was considered vulgar and artless — this was the era that Saul Leiter began to experiment with different manipulations of photography. Saul Leiter surely was 'the' influential artist for a number of photographers and a magazine's Art Director in Germany during the 1960's to the 1970's.