Leip(zig) into the New Year!

(Arthur Leipzig)
A street photographer looks to the sea. Arthur Leipzig, Divers, East River, 1948

Happy 2015! As you celebrate the new year and encase your Massimo Vignelli-themed, 2014-capping “The Lives They Lived” issue of The New York Times Magazine in protective plastic, take a moment to remember the life and career of photographer Arthur Leipzig, who died earlier this month at the age of 96. The Brooklyn native captured this invigorating image in 1948, several years after he began photographing New York children a play, a project inspired by Children’s Games, a 1560 painting by Flemish master Pieter Bruegel the Elder, notes Douglas Martin in the photographer’s New York Times obituary, adding, “Mr. Leipzig was intrigued, he said, that the games played in Renaissance-era Flanders were similar to the ones he observed outside his window.”