Saul Leiter was an original — a spirited, self-effacing artist who followed his own vision. Earlier this year, TIME sat down for a friendly conversation with the painter and photographer at the Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York.
Photographer Saul Leiter has died in New York at the age of 89. Leiter was born in Pittsburgh in 1923 and moved to New York to become a painter. He worked for a number of magazines and was known for his quiet street scenes, which were, unusually for the time, often shot in colour
Most people haven’t heard of Saul Leiter, yet he was one of the great photographers of the 20th Century. The reason you might not know him or his work is because he simply didn't care about pursuing recognition or a particular career path. With his passing last month, let’s use this opportunity to reflect back on his stunning work, and see what we can all learn from his