Taxi
Saul Leiter
Taxi
Saul Leiter (American, 1923 - 2013): Taxi, 1957. Chromogenic print, printed later; 11 x 14 inches. © Saul Leiter. Image: © Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, NY, USA. © This artwork may be protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles.



'“He is one of the most important early color photographers of the 20th century," Lisa Hostetler, the newly appointed curator of photography at George Eastman House in Rochester, said in an interview on Tuesday. “The images he made communicated the sense of rhythm and movement and being caught up in the city."

Mr. Leiter was considered a member of the New York School of photographers — the circle that included Weegee and Arbus and Avedon — and yet he was not quite of it. He was largely self-taught, and his work resembles no one else’s: tender, contemplative, quasi-abstract and intensely concerned with color and geometry, it seems as much as anything to be about the essential condition of perceiving the world.' (Margalit Fox, © 2013 The New York Times Company)

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"… I find it strange that anyone would believe that the only thing that matters is black and white. It’s just idiotic. The history of art is the history of color. The cave paintings had color … [But] there has always been the idea in certain circles that form is more important, that to have too much color is not good, it distracts from your concentration." (Saul Leiter)



Read more: http://lightbox.time.com/2013/02/19/a-casual-conversation-with-saul-leiter/#1



Of Interest (Saul Leiter: Paintings): http://brooklynrail.org/2009/11/artseen/saul-leiter-paintings