Born in Brooklyn in 1913, Helen Levitt's photographs made on the streets of New York have inspired and amazed generations of photographers, collectors and curators. Helen Levitt's first major museum exhibition was at the Museum of Modern Art in 1943, and a second solo show was held there in 1974. Retrospectives of her work have been held at several museums including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, International Center for Photography and the Centre National la Photographie in Paris.
"Levitt's pictures capture the experience of old world families
embarking on their new lives in the streets of New York. The book's
enormous sampling of her work-including many previously unpublished
photographs-depicts children at play, lovers entwined, old men
captured in moments of yearning, and young mothers." * Culture Trip
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