Retrospective – Saul Leiter

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Kehrer, 2021 (II ed.)
Hardcover, 22 x 26.4 cm
296 pages, b/w and color photographs
English and German text

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With over 150 images, including paintings, this is the first major monograph dedicated to a great pioneer and interpreter of colour photography.

Only in recent years has Saul Leiter (1923-2013) finally been credited with being one of the great pioneers of colour photography. This can perhaps be attributed to the fact that Leiter long considered himself primarily as a painter. After coming to New York in 1946, he exhibited alongside abstract expressionists such as Willem de Kooning before starting to take black and white photographs in the late 1940s. Like Robert Frank or Helen Levitt, he found his motifs on the streets of New York, but at the same time was visibly interested in abstraction. Edward Steichen was one of the first to discover Leiter’s photography, exhibiting it in the 1950s in two major shows at the MoMA in New York. In those days, colour photography was considered a ‘low art’, suitable only for advertising. Leiter then worked mainly as a fashion photographer, for magazines such as Esquire and Harper’s Bazaar. It would be almost 40 years before his extraordinary artistic colour photography would be rediscovered.

MAE289
Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 22 × 26,4 cm
Publisher

Place

Berlino

Year

2021

Cover

Hard

Pages

296

ISBN

978-3-86828-258-0

Giorni di attesa

7

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