Saul Leiter was born in Pittsburgh in 1923. He pioneered a painterly approach to color photography in the 1940s and produced covers for fashion magazines such as Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, before largely withdrawing from public attention in the 1980s. The publication of his first collection, Early Color, by Steidl in 2006, inspired an avid rediscovery that has since led to worldwide exhibitions and the release of a documentary,
In No Great Hurry: 13 Lessons in Life with Saul Leiter (2014). He died in New York in 2013.