Early Black and White

Saul Leiter



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Original Title Early Black and White
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Early Black and White by Saul Leiter. First edition (2014). First impression. This is a slipcased set of two medium format dust jacketed hardcover volumes in fine condition. I. Interior and II. Exterior. No markings. Text in French. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.

About Early Black and White

Firstly, the distinctive iconography of Saul Leiter’s early black and white photographs stems from his profound response to the dynamic street life of New York City in the late 1940s and 50s. However, while this technique borrowed aspects of the photodocumentary, Leiter’s imagery was more shaped by his highly individual reactions to the people and places he encountered. So, like a Magic Realist with a camera, Leiter absorbed the mystery of the city. As well as poignant human experiences. Alongside, with Early Color, also published by Steidl, Early Black and White shows the impressive range of Leiter’s early photography.

About Saul Leiter

Saul Leiter (b. 1923) started shooting street photography in New York in the 1940s. He had no formal training in photography, but the genius of his early work was quickly acknowledged by Edward Steichen. Who included Leiter in two important MoMA shows in the 1950s. MoMA’s 1957 conference “Experimental Photography in Color” featured 20 color photographs by Leiter.

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Weight 1.7 kg