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American photographer, filmmaker, and teacher
From 1946 to 1948, Liebling studied photography at Brooklyn College, New York, under Walter Rosenblum. He also studied with Paul Strand at the Photo League, in New York City. In 1948, Liebling studied cinematography and scriptwriting at the Film Workshop at the New School of Social Research. From 1949 to 1969, he was a professor of film and photography at the University of Minnesota, in Minneapolis. In 1961, Liebling was a founding member of the Society for Photographic Education. Liebling taught photography at Yale University from 1976 to 1977.