%C2%A9 Helen Levitt. All rights reserved.

New York, c. 1945

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"…I decided I should take pictures of working class people and contribute to the movements [of the 1930s]. Whatever movements there were -- Socialism, Communism, whatever was happening. And then I saw pictures of [Henri] Cartier-Bresson, and realized that photography could be an art -- and that made me ambitious." Helen Levitt, the great American photographer of urban life and the poetry of children at play, died on March 29th at the age of 95.

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Helen Levitt (#497)
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Title
New York
Artist Life
1913 - 2009
Role
Photographer
Accession Number
92.25.4
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