Saul Leiter, ‘Untitled’, Undated, HackelBury Fine Art

About Saul Leiter

Saul Leiter received no formal training, but has gained renown for his street photography. 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. His career took a turn for the better when Edward Steichen discovered and exhibited his work at the Museum of Modern Art. In the 1950s and ’60s, Leiter was widely known as a fashion photographer; he made color photographs for his own pleasure, and kept these to himself until the 1990s. Leiter would purchase inexpensive color film past its expiration date, embracing the chemical mistakes that would result on his final prints. As such, his photographs are known for their abstract elements.

American, 1923-2013, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Saul Leiter, GALLERY FIFTY ONE, Antwerp
2015
Saul Leiter, Galerie f5,6, München
2015
Saul Leiter : a homage, GALLERY FIFTY ONE, Antwerp

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
SEVENTEEN by FIFTY ONE, GALLERY FIFTY ONE, Antwerp
2016
BackStory, GALLERY FIFTY ONE, Antwerp