The Photographers’ Gallery in London is hosting, until April 3rd, a major retrospective of the work of American photographer Saul Leiter. With more than 100 works on display, including early black & white shots, color photographs, sketches, drawings and ephemera never before exhibited, Saul Leiter: Retrospective is the first large-scale exhibition in a European country of the work of the great photographer who passed away in 2013.
Leiter began his career in the ‘40s, collaborating with Diane Arbus and Robert Frank and contributing to the creation of the so-called ‘New York School’. While fashion photography was the field that earned him fame, his most beloved and innovative works are those dedicated to New York, prevalently color shots of life on the city streets. With a refined taste for abstraction – revolutionary for the photography of the time – and a highly personal sense of color informed by his love for painting and Abstract Expressionism, Leiter portrays New York through shop windows, frames, reflections and compositional games that explode in unexpected flashes of color.
Complete information on the retrospective at: thephotographersgallery.org.uk/saul-leiter-retrospective