Ernst Haas's color works reveal the photographer's remarkable genius and remind us on every page why we love New York. When Haas moved from Vienna to New York City in 1951, he left behind a war-torn continent and a career producing black-and-white images. For Haas, the new medium of color photography was the only way to capture a city pulsing with energy and humanity. These images demonstrate Haas's tremendous virtuosity and confidence with Kodachrome film and the technical challenges of color printing. Unparalleled in their depth and richness of color, brimming with lyricism and dramatic tension, these images reveal a photographer at the height of his career.
PHILLIP PRODGER is Senior Research Scholar at the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, CT. He previously served as the head of photography at the National Portrait Gallery in London. His previous books include William Eggleston: Portraits and Martin Parr: Only Portraits.
ALEX HAAS, the artist's son, is a musician and multimedia artist. He lives in Paris and New York, and operates his father's estate.