During the 1940s and '50s, Saul Leiter (1923-2013) played an important role in the development of what became known as the New York school of photography, and he is often cited as a pioneer of color photography. He later became better known as a fashion photographer, with his images being published in major magazines, including British Vogue and Elle.
There has been a recent resurgence in interest in Leiter's work after the publishing house Steidl Verlag released the monograph "Early Color" in 2006, which led to a number of international exhibitions.
This retrospective traces Leiter's career through more than 200 items, including both art and fashion photography, paintings, related documents, cameras and sketchbooks. (Yukari Tanaka)