giovedì 28 novembre 2013


"Arthur Leipzig's career as a photographer fulfills the ideals of the great era of American photo-journalism. His start with the Photo League of the 1940's, his freelance work in the 1950's and 60's, and his years of full-time teaching with more freedom to choose his assignments in the 1970's and 80's, illustrate the opportunities and hardships of a life in photography. The photographs in this catalogue celebrate Leipzig's art - a life work that has been a sustained creative response to the challenge of photography as a means for expressing fundamental human experience."- Bonnie Yochelson

1946 Opening Night in the opera 1946 Opening Night in the opera

1950, Stickball NY 1950, Stickball NY

Tammany Haall, 1947Tammany Haall, 1947

1954 Winter fishing in the north Atlanting 1954 Winter fishing in the north Atlanting

Clinic, Mexico, 1959 Clinic, Mexico, 1959

Hide and Seek, 1943 Hide and Seek, 1943

Rain, 1945 Rain, 1945

Sleeping Child, 1950 Sleeping Child, 1950

Subway Sleepers, 1950 Subway Sleepers, 1950

Turning Barrel, 1952 Turning Barrel, 1952

Arthur Leipzig was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1918. After studying photography at the Photo League in 1942, he became a staff photographer for the Newspaper PM, where he worked for the next four years. During this period, he completed his first photo essay, on children's street games. In 1946, he left PM. After a short stint at International News Photos, he became a freelance photojournalist, traveling on assignments around the world, contributing work to such periodicals as The Sunday New York Times, This Week, Fortune, Look, and Parade. Edward Steichen encouraged him to teach, which he did for twenty-eight years at Long Island University, where he is now Professor Emeritus.
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All images  ©  Arthur Leipzig

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