Arthur Leipzig, 1918-2014


Photo by Arthur Leipzig, courtesy Howard Greenberg GalleryPhoto by Arthur Leipzig, courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery

Documentary photography Arthur Leipzig died on December 5; he was 96 years old. One of a group of socially minded photographers that included Helen Levitt, Roy DeCarava, and Gordon Parks, Leipzig photographed on the streets of New York, as well as in Sudan, Honduras, Ethiopia, and Puerto Rico, from the 1940s until the 1960s. His work was included in Edward Steichen’s landmark Family of Man exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, and his book Growing Up in New York was published in 1995. Born in Brooklyn, Leipzig studied at The Photo League with Sid Grossman. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, his daughter, son, three grandsons and a great-granddaughter.