Saul Leiter, who has died aged 89, was one of the quiet men of American photography.
A pioneer of colour, he remained relatively unsung until he was rediscovered by curators and critics in his early 80s. Even then, Leiter was reluctant to accept the belated praise heaped upon him. “What makes anyone think that I’m any good?” he asked Tomas Leach, who directed the feature-length documentary In No Great Hurry: 13 Lessons in Life With Saul Leiter (2012). “I’m not carried away by the greatness of Mr Leiter.”
Saul Leiter, photographer, born 3 December 1923; died 26 November 2013