76 newly released works by one of the most revered photographers of the 20th century
Saul Leiter’s photographs, especially his color works shot on the streets of New York, are among some of the best photographic works from the 20th century. When the artist died in 2013, he left behind a collection of more than 40.000 photographs, most of which had never been publicly shown or exhibited.
The 2022 photobook “The Unseen Saul Leiter,” created by Margit Erb and Michael Parillo from the Saul Leiter Foundation, now presents 76 new, previously unseen color slide photographs from Saul Leiter’s extraordinary body of work. Like his most well-known images, the 76 photographs in the book feature Leiter’s signature understanding of moments, composition and light to express elusive, difficult-to-grasp emotions and impressions. Surrounded by pure black, each of the photographs emerges from the dark to let Leiter’s colors glow on the page. Further, essays by Margit Erb and Michael Parillo provide expert commentary on the artist Saul Leiter and offer invaluable insight into the processes of exploring, cataloguing and restoring Leiter’s archive.
Please note that all texts in this Japanese edition are in Japanese language only.