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Saul Leiter

Saul Leiter is an American photographer and painter who became famous for his images of unusual compositions and odd angles. He got acquainted with the art of photography at the age of 12 when his mother gave him his first camera. Raised in a religious family at the age of 23 he left Pittsburgh for New York City. His parents were very unhappy and sad to find out that their son would like to become a photographer. In fact they wanted him to be a rabbi.

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Fringe Dancing

It seems that something delirious is going on at the stage. One of the performers is whirling and jumping, another one is frozen in the non-natural pose, the third one is scratching his legs and making faces. The rules and the poses alternate. All that looks like madness. But several minutes pass and the elements of this mixture of motions and movements begin to remind you something familiar. That is the moment when you understand that it is more interesting than just well-organized and beautiful performance. There is the idea and the life energy in it.

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