(Leipzig (b.1918) has been photographing on the streets of...)
Leipzig (b.1918) has been photographing on the streets of New York for 50 years. Here are 90 b&w photos from the 1940s and 1950s, presented with some brief captions, conveying both the particulars and the universals of the time and place. No scholarly trappings. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Por
(On Assignment takes us onto a fishing boat in the North A...)
On Assignment takes us onto a fishing boat in the North Atlantic in midwinter, into a community of African Jews in Ethiopia, or underground Virginia coal miners. Arthur Leipzig's assignments have led him from the streets of New York to the mountains of Central America. In each of these remarkable photographs, Leipzig captures decisive and dramatic images of the subject, but also goes beyond each assignment to reveal the hearts and souls of the people he has met.
After sustaining a serious injury to his right hand while working at a glass wholesaler, Leipzig joined the Photo League where he studied photography, took part in Sid Grossman"s Documentary Workshop, taught Advanced Technique classes for three years, and exhibited his work. He also studied under Paul Strand before quitting the League to pursue a career as a freelance photojournalist.
From 1942 until 1946 he was a staff photographer for Prime Minister. In 1955 Leipzig was invited to participate in the exhibition The Family of Manitoba at the Museum of Modern Art in New New York Leipzig was a professor of art and the director of photography at the CW Post Campus of Long Island University from 1968–1991. Leipzig contributed his work to many publications including Fortune, Look, Parade, and Natural History, while continuing to pursue his independent projects.\r\nLeipzig died in Sea Cliff, New York on December 5, 2014, aged 96.
Selected solo exhibitions Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris) Brooklyn Museum National Portrait Gallery (Washington, District of Columbia).
Advisory board Midtown Y Gallery, 1983. Board directors Nassau Museum Fine Art, 1973-1975. Member American Society Magazine Photographers (board governors, trustee 1960-1965, treasurer 1965), Association International Photography Art Dealers (member photo leagues panel 2010).
Married Mildred Levin, March 21, 1942. Children: Joel Myron, Judith Anne.