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Arthur Leipzig (1918–2014)

Douglas Martin in the New York Times reports that Arthur Leipzig, a documentary photographer known for his images of the streets and piers of mid-twentieth-century New York City, died last Friday at his home in Sea Cliff, NY. Over the course of his career, Leipzig had two dozen solo exhibitions in addition to work in shows at MoMA and the Metropolitan Museum; he also published four books of photography. In 2004, he was awarded the Lucie Award for fine arts photography by the Lucie Foundation. Leipzig’s work is in the permanent collections of MoMA, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris.