Helen Levitt

Posted in Art by akacocolopez on March 30, 2009

This has always been one of my favorite photographs from Helen Levitt…when I first began taking photographs she was one of my top inspirations. According to Walker Evans, the only photographers who mattered were himself, Levitt, and Cartier-Bresson. She passed away this weekend at 95, leaving us with a large collection of New York City images, as they will never exist again. This bit from the Times article exemplifies this fact:

Changes in neighborhood life also affected her work. “I go where there’s a lot of activity,” she said. “Children used to be outside. Now the streets are empty. People are indoors looking at television or something.”


One Response

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. roches julie said, on June 18, 2009 at 5:51 am

    une image que j’adore

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: