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Saul Leiter

an American photographer and painter

1923 - 2013 New York

Saul Leiter was the ignored artist of American photographic history. While his career spanned a time when quintessential New York street photography was defined as swift, sharp and precise, Leiter’s leisured, impressionist style went against the grain. Leiter was a pioneer of color photography, adventurously using Kodachrome color film 2 decades before the William Eggleston and Joel Meyerowitz. 

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. His work is in the collections of many prestigious public and private collections.

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Saul Leiter by Vince Aletti
Saul Leiter: Early Black and White
Saul Leiter: In My Room