Saul Leiter: Unseen work from pioneer of street photography released in new book

© 2023 Saul Leiter Foundation
Harlem, 1960 (Image credit: Saul Leiter Foundation)

Celebrating 100 years since his birth in December 1923,  Saul Leiter: The Centennial Retrospective is a powerful tribute to a legendary New York photographer who pioneered the art of modern street photography.

Ironically though, in Leiter's time, there was no such term as "street photography". Leiter simply took photographs of subjects that were close to him, most of this happening in the three blocks around where he resided in Manhattan's East Village. There are parallels to the street photography that floods your social media today, but Leiter captured his 70 years ago, at a different time - using color when his contemporaries were still using black and white for this kind of photography. 

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Kalum Carter
Staff Writer

Kalum Carter is a photographer, photo editor and writer based in the UK, and for almost a decade he has worked with brands and publications to create, edit, and sequence imagery. Having recently graduated with a Master's Degree in Photography from the University of the West of England (UWE), Kalum joined Digital Camera World as a Staff Writer, covering news, reviews, and his biggest passion – photography books! 

Kalum's photography has been published and exhibited around the world, and he continues to photograph on a project-by-project basis. He is currently working on a personal project capturing the people and landscape of Gower, South Wales. Currently untitled, this body of work will be exhibited for the National Trust later this year.