Self-taught, Leiter made his artistic education, passing his summers at the library of the University of Pittsburgh and visiting exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He devoted himself primarily to painting and it is thanks to the abstract expressionist Richard Stroller-Dart he begins to take a serious interest in photography. In 1947, he discovered the "street photography" by visiting the exhibition of Henri Cartier-Bresson at MoMA and obtains a Leica. He photographed the streets of New York in black and white and is interested in the following year to the color. In 1953, Saul Leiter opened a photographic studio on Bleecker Street and worked for thirty years for the most prestigious magazines such as Harper's Bazaar, Esquire, Elle and British Vogue.
Size: 230 x 165 mm