W. Eugene Smith • Magnum

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

“While Balzac’s foot had been brutalised by a vision of impending modernism, [Saul] Leiter’s is a paean to it. Like its angst-ridden ancestor, and like most of Leiter’s photographs, Foot on El is a portrait of a body submerged in painterly abstraction.” Rosanna Mclaughlin • Photographers’ Gallery

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