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Seeing is Believing: Leon Levinstein in India and Nepal, Photographers and Photographs

Leon Levinstein (1910-1988), [Outdoor portrait studio, India], ca. 1978 (2012.114.49) Leon Levinstein (1910-1988), [Man in front of photographer’s backdrop, India], ca. 1978 (2012.114.22) Leon Levinstein (1910-1988), [Street photography], ca. 1978 (158.1999) Leon Levinstein (1910-1988), [Untitled], ca. 1978 (160.1999) Leon Levinstein … Continue reading

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Bread – Acquiring

Regards, Notre Pain, May 12, 1938 (2007.18.42) Underwood and Underwood publisher, Baking division of British Commissariat at work in France, 1914-1918 (2011.36.16) Leon Levinstein, Bread Line, Bowery, 1950-1959 (2011.53.37) Leonard Freed, [Man walking with his bike and carrying a baguette … Continue reading

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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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