Tag Archives: Helen Levitt

In the Street

Helen Levitt, New York, 1972 (19.1998)Helen Levitt, New York, 1959 (645.1987) Helen Levitt, New York, 1972 (313.1984) Helen Levitt, New York, 1972 (146.1997) Helen Levitt’s street photography documents the vibrancy and humor of chance New York City moments. Her photographs … Continue reading

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Children’s Games

Melissa Ann Pinney, Chalk Games, Evanston, 2001 (2012.77.4) Helen Levitt, New York, 1972 (313.1984) Melissa Ann Pinney, Team Evanston, 2006 (T.L.2011.75) Gillian Laub, Noam in her yard with some neighbors, Tel Aviv, 2002 (2009.75.1) Weegee, [Women with children making silly … Continue reading

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“There are thousands in the phone booth”

In the subway, on the streets, in the park, at the library, red, blue or yellow but always empty! The phone booths have been deserted, thanks to the arrival of mobile phones comfortably installed in almost every urban citizen’s pocket. … Continue reading

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Wall and Sidewalk Drawings Show What Goes on in the Minds of New York Children…

“Gangsters may replace Indians, but kids still love the secret passage that opens to the initiated as if by magic, revealing strange and dangerous adventures. To the writer of this proud boast, “detective” stands for glamor plus much-admired toughness.” “We … Continue reading

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Spider Girl

Helen Levitt, New York, 1980 Born in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn in 1913, Levitt lived and worked in New York until her death in 2009. A high school drop out, Levitt was teaching art to children in 1937 when she purchased a … Continue reading

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Women of the Photo League

Berenice Abbott, Church of God, December 8, 1936 Vivian Cherry, Game of Lynching IV, 1948 Helen Levitt, New York, July 1939 Sandra Weiner, [Boy in chair on sidewalk], 1940s Lisette Model, At Sammy’s, New York, 1940 Lee Sievan, Third Avenue … Continue reading

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Helen Levitt, 1913–2009

Helen Levitt, New York, 1980 Helen Levitt, New York, 1940s On March 29, 2009, ninety-five-year-old photographer Helen Levitt died in her sleep at her New York home. Levitt was trained as a portrait photographer and her work was inspired by … Continue reading

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Still Standing

Weegee, Boy Asleep in Phone Booth on Navy Day, ca. 1945 Garry Winogrand, New York, 1972 Helen Levitt, New York, 1988

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