He­len Le­vitt

Amer­i­can 1913-2009

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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’

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