Photo of the Week by Arthur Leipzig

Divers East River 1948

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, where he worked for the next four years. During this period, he completed his first photo essay, on children’s street games. In 1946, he left PM. After a short stint at International News Photos, he became a freelance photojournalist, traveling on assignments around the world, contributing work to such periodicals as The Sunday New York Times, This Week, Fortune, Look, and Parade. Edward Steichen encouraged him to teach, which he did for twenty-eight years at Long Island University, where he is now Professor Emeritus.


My Opinion: Nice old school film photography. This photograph captures the scene of these three divers diving in sequence very nicely.


2 responses to “Photo of the Week by Arthur Leipzig

  1. i love this style of photography. Sometimes print can be so tedious I love the old school film guys, they are the real photographers.

    Thanks for posting this man!

  2. Irgend ne Ahnung wie sehr das verallgemeinerbar ist?

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