Through a Lens:
Saul Leiter and Carol
20 November 2015 – 10 January 2016
Late night Thursdays & Fridays until 21.00
Great Arch Hall, South Wing
New York in the 1950s is often thought of as a black and white city. Yet, where many photographers of the period saw in monochrome, Saul Leiter (1923-2013) saw in vivid colour.
Trained as a rabbi and subsequently as a painter, Leiter is recognised as one of the pioneers of colour photography. His lyrical images capture the beauty and mystery of the city
- in soft reflections and dark shadows, the intense colour of neon light, or the glimpse of a face seen through a rain streaked window.
This display demonstrates the continuing influence of Leiter’s photography through its pairing with the cinematography from the film CAROL. Acclaimed Director Todd Haynes and Cinematographer Ed Lachman found within Leiter a unique vision of mid-century New York to draw upon for their story.
“It has become de rigueur to refer to his work now, but very few people really bring the intersection of art and photography into such a clear and vivid language as Saul Leiter” Todd Haynes, Director of Carol
Saul Leiter’s work can also be seen at:
Saul Leiter: Finding Beauty
Hacklebury Fine Art until 30 January 2016
Saul Leiter: Retrospective
The Photographers’ Gallery 22 January – 3 April 2016
CAROL is in cinemas from 27 November, 2015
Images courtesy of The Saul Leiter Foundation and Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York City.
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