Dream in the Forest, 1957.
Photo: Ata Kandó
Louis Faurer was one of America’s “quiet” photographers. Known for his raw, melancony, and psychologically charged picture of life on the street, and in particular for his evocative shots of 1950s Time Square, New York, Faurer frequently drew on the film noir idiom to create memorable images. Much of Faurer’s best work, though, is of ordinary people, and he frequently haunted the streets of New York, finding poetry amid the crackle of the city. Faurer also worked as a fashion photographer for nearly thirty ears, producing work for Harper’s Bazar, Vogue and Flair, with a particular gift for highlighting his subject’s ephemeral grace.