Jerome Liebling

American, 1924 -

American, born New York City, 1924


Jerome Liebling belongs to the social documentary tradition of his early mentors, Walter Rosenblum and Paul Strand. For over five decades, his images of people and places have captured the changing terrain of the American city with remarkable clarity. Liebling's poignant sense of humanism and his concentrated study of tone and texture, come together in singularly powerful images that suggest larger truths about human fallibility and the limits of progress.


Liebling has received numerous awards and grants, including two Guggenheim fellowships. His photographs are in the permanent collections of many museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Boston Museum of Fine Arts; Fogg Museum at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; and the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.