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Description - Arthur Leipzig by Sylvia Bohmer

Since the 1940s, Arthur Leipzig has been roaming the streets of New York, recording its residents and their myriad activities. His black-and-white photographs of lovers at Coney Island, painters on the Brooklyn Bridge and kids swimming in the East River document the human dimension of New York City. As a photojournalist, he traveled the city day and night, sometimes on assignment, sometimes on his own, but always sensitive to its energy, poverty and poetry, violence and drama. His affection for the city he calls home is manifest in his work, which captured the unvarnished side of life in New York. Focusing on Leipzig's work created in New York, the book also includes other images which capture the daily life of people across the United States. With a selection of approximately 90 photographs, this book presents the work of an important photographer who exemplifies the finest of American photojournalism.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9783791341842
ISBN-10: 3791341847
Format: Hardback
(280mm x 240mm x mm)
Pages: 112
Imprint: Prestel
Publisher: Prestel
Publish Date: 31-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: Germany

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Author Biography - Sylvia Bohmer

SYLVIA BA-HMER is a curator and the director of the painting and photography collections at Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum.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. Later on, he became a freelance photojournalist, contributing work to The New York Times, Fortune, Look, and Parade. He taught for twenty-eight years at Long Island University, where he is now Professor Emeritus.