Helen Levitt, 1913 – 2009

 Helen Levitt, known for her photographs of New York life, died on Sunday at the age of 95. She was born in Brooklyn and lived much of her life in Manhattan.  By the early 1930s she had begun working with the media and some of her best known photographs were produced in the late 1930s and 40s.

 Ms. Levitt’s photographs were included in the inaugural exhibition of the Museum of Modern Art’s Photography Department in 1940. The first national retrospective of her photographs was held at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 1991.

Helen Levitt, Who Froze New York Street Life on Film, is Dead at 95

Helen Levitt’s Indelible Eye (NPR, audio + images)


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