For six decades, Helen Levitt took to the streets of New York City to capture the gritty, spontaneous photographs that she was celebrated for. Levitt became a pioneer of colour photography later on in her career and received a Guggenheim grant in 1959 and 1960 to carry out her work. Unfortunately, most of her colour photography was stolen in 1970. While photographers past and present have admired Levitt’s work, she remains relatively unknown to the wider public.
Levitt is remembered as a ‘photographer’s photographer’