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Enough is enough?

Walker Evans, Penny Pictures Display, Savannah, 1936 (50.1981.g) Leon Levinstein, Wall of photographs, ca. 1957 (2011.53.17) Leon Levinstein, [Untitled], ca. 1980, (139.1999) Weegee, Weegee in his Hollywood Studio, ca. 1950 (20282.1993) Bob Parent, [Weegee and Mel Harris with Weegee’s photographs … Continue reading

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Looking back to Mid-Century Downtown New York

After re-reading Gillian McCain and Legs McNeil’s book Please Kill Me: The Oral History of Punk, I’ve been curious to learn more about the New York City that Richard Hell and Patti Smith were inspired by. I’ve been told horror stories … Continue reading

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Leon Levinstein: The Indiscriminate Eye

When learning about the work of a new photographer, more often than not I have some piece of biography that helps me place the photographs in context. In the case of Leon Levinstein, I got to know him through working … Continue reading

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Seen on the Street

Leon Levinstein, [Women, India], ca. 1979 (2008.94.5) Leon Levinstein, [Man on bicycle] (2010.113.10) Leon Levinstein, St. Marks Place, 1968 (2011.53.5) Leon Levinstein, Times Square, 1985 (2011.53.33) Street photographer Leon Levinstein (American, 1910-1988) came to New York in the 1940s and … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Dan Weiner, New Year’s Eve, Times Square, New York City, 1951 (979.1974) Leon Levinstein, Times Square, New York City, New Year’s Night, 1970 (2011.53.43)

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Coney Island

Bruce Davidson, Gang on the Boardwalk at Coney Island, 1959 Garry Winogrand, Coney Island, 1959 Lou Bernstein, Coney Island, 1965 Leon Levinstein, Coney Island, 1966 Madoka Takagi, Coney Island, 1990 For decades, New Yorkers (and photographers) have enjoyed the pleasures … Continue reading

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Fabulous Furs

Leon Levinstein, [Man in suit, woman in fur coat], 1954 Alfred Eisenstaedt, A New York vacationer in Miami Beach, 1940 Weegee, “Fire on Fifth Avenue,” February 17, 1941

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