April 01, 2009

Helen Levitt

Rest in Peace
1913-2009


Helen Levitt-1963
Master of New York City street life photography



*all photos Helen Levitt collection

13 comments:

A Cuban In London said...

The third photo top to bottom has so much character and personality in it. At first I thought they were posing, but no, they appear to be casually waiting for something to happen. What will that 'something' be? That's the magic of photography, we capture the moment, but we leave it to the imagination the before and after.

Many thanks, I didn't know who this photographer was.

Greetings from London.

willow said...

I heard Levitt interviewed on NPR the other day. Her photos are wonderful.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Yes, I heard that interview too...so nice to see some of her work here!

Catherine said...

Wonderful photographer. I had seen her work before. A Master!

Sherry said...

How ironic, I waas going to do a post on Helen and then saw your blog in my reader. You will not believe what living photographer has an etsy shop. I did a post on him instead.

T.Allen-Mercado said...

So very very New York. Thanks for introducing me, I'd never heard of her until now.

moxylyn said...

I love the photo of the masked kids.

Jeanne said...

Those are great! Sorry I missed the NPR interview....

boylerpf said...

The stoops of New York are well portrayed in this collection. I'm not familiar with her work, but they are superb.

Victoria said...

Beautiful and stunning work. Great post.

Hey Harriet said...

I hadn't heard of this photographer before. Thanks for the intro. I like the images that you've posted!

Anonymous said...

bye bye helen, we artlout love you

The Clever Pup said...

Amazing, wonderful pictures. I have some amazing pictures of my husband's grandparents in the flapper days.

I'd post them but part of me wants to keep them to myself.

I like your blog a lot. Have a nice time in Italy.