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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.”

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

    une image que j’adore


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