The exhibition coincides with the publication of SAUL LEITER: Early Black and White, a two- volume monograph published by Steidl / Howard Greenberg Library, a new imprint at Steidl.
Leiter made an enormous and unique contribution to photography with a highly prolific period in New York City in the 1940s and 50s. His abstracted forms and radically innovative compositions have a painterly quality that stands out among the work of his New York School contemporaries. Leiter’s earliest black and white photographs show an extraordinary affinity for the medium. His distinctive imagery stems from his profound and touching response to the dynamic street life of New York City.