Ernst Haas: New York in Colour, 1952-1962

Ernst Haas's colour 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 colour 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 colour printing. Unparalleled in their depth and richness of colour, brimming with lyricism and dramatic tension, these images reveal a photographer at the height of his career.