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How Saul Leiter found dreamland on his doorstep

In 1946, Saul Leiter moved into an apartment that occupied the entire floor of a building on New York’s Lower East Side. One of the finest photographers of a golden generation that also included Diane Arbus and William Eggleston, for the next 60 years Leiter used the warren-like space as both home and studio, rarely venturing more than a block or so beyond its front door.
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Taking inspiration from the artistic photography of Saul Leiter

While he received no formal training in photography, Saul Leiter became known as a street photography icon and a color photography pioneer. His early work in the 1940s and 1950s became a key addition to what came to be the New York School of Photography. Whether you’re totally new to...
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