%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.



Helen Levitt (#497)
New York
Artist Life
1913 - 2009
Accession Number
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