Photography

Levitt, Helen (1913 - 2009)

Influenced by Eugene Atget, surrealism and Jean Cocteau’s films, Helen Levitt’s encounter with Walker Evans and Henri Cartier-Bresson, in the early 1930s, was particularly inspirational in the making of her images. From the 1940s, the American photographer never intended to use photograph to chronicle social stories but simply preferred to show children playing, people engaged in conversations or wandering because it was a trivial everyday life. She depicted urban settings as if they were theatrical scenes and the local inhabitants of New York, performers. A rich and graceful street life observation that imprinted the immemorial.
 

Tags / Helen Levitt - American Photographer - 1930s - Street - Life - Urban - Theatrical
Helen Levitt, NYC, 1972
Helen Levitt, NYC, 1972
Helen Levitt, NYC, 1939
Helen Levitt, NYC, 1939
Helen Levitt, NYC, 1942
Helen Levitt, NYC, 1942
Helen Levitt, NYC, 1940
Helen Levitt, NYC, 1940
Helen Levitt, NYC, 1940
Helen Levitt, NYC, 1940
Helen Levitt, NYC, 1959
Helen Levitt, NYC, 1959
Helen Levitt, NYC, 1940
Helen Levitt, NYC, 1940
Helen Levitt, NYC, 1972
Helen Levitt, NYC, 1972
Helen Levitt, NYC, 1940
Helen Levitt, NYC, 1940
Helen Levitt, NYC, 1990s
Helen Levitt, NYC, 1990s
Helen Levitt, NYC, c. 1942
Helen Levitt, NYC, c. 1942
Helen Levitt, NYC, 1959
Helen Levitt, NYC, 1959
Helen Levitt, NYC, 1938/ 1948
Helen Levitt, NYC, 1938/ 1948
Helen Levitt, NYC, c. 1945
Helen Levitt, NYC, c. 1945
Helen Levitt, NYC, 1972
Helen Levitt, NYC, 1972
Helen Levitt, NYC, c. 1938
Helen Levitt, NYC, c. 1938
Helen Levitt, Untitled, NYC, c. 1939
Helen Levitt, Untitled, NYC, c. 1939
Helen Levitt, New York City (Young boy), 1942
Helen Levitt, New York City (Young boy), 1942
Helen Levitt, New York City (Two children dancing), c. 1940
Helen Levitt, New York City (Two children dancing), c. 1940
Helen Levitt, New York City (Baby carriage), 1940s
Helen Levitt, New York City (Baby carriage), 1940s
Helen Levitt, Harlem Boys with a Black Cat, c. 1940
Helen Levitt, Harlem Boys with a Black Cat, c. 1940
Helen Levitt, New York City (Girls with Bubbles), c. 1942
Helen Levitt, New York City (Girls with Bubbles), c. 1942
Helen Levitt, New York City (Three girls play dress up), c. 1940
Helen Levitt, New York City (Three girls play dress up), c. 1940
Helen Levitt, New York City (Broken mirror), c. 1942
Helen Levitt, New York City (Broken mirror), c. 1942
Helen Levitt, NYC, 1978
Helen Levitt, NYC, 1978
Helen Levitt, New York City, Gumball, 1971
Helen Levitt, New York City, Gumball, 1971
Helen Levitt, New York City (Woman carrying milk), 1945
Helen Levitt, New York City (Woman carrying milk), 1945
Helen Levitt, New York City (Foreign Legion), 1942
Helen Levitt, New York City (Foreign Legion), 1942
Helen Levitt, New York City, c. 1940
Helen Levitt, New York City, c. 1940
Helen Levitt, New York City, 1971
Helen Levitt, New York City, 1971
Helen Levitt, New York City, 1978
Helen Levitt, New York City, 1978
Helen Levitt, New York City (Masks in Tree), c. 1939
Helen Levitt, New York City (Masks in Tree), c. 1939
Helen Levitt, New York City (Gypsy Boy), c. 1939
Helen Levitt, New York City (Gypsy Boy), c. 1939
Helen Levitt, New York City, 1982
Helen Levitt, New York City, 1982
Helen Levitt, New York City, 1981
Helen Levitt, New York City, 1981
Helen Levitt, New York City (Woman in fur coat), c. 1940
Helen Levitt, New York City (Woman in fur coat), c. 1940
Helen Levitt, New York City (Two boys covered in white powder), c. 1940
Helen Levitt, New York City (Two boys covered in white powder), c. 1940
Helen Levitt, New York City (Two girls with ribbon), c. 1940
Helen Levitt, New York City (Two girls with ribbon), c. 1940
Helen Levitt, New York City (Girls and car), c. 1940
Helen Levitt, New York City (Girls and car), c. 1940
Helen Levitt, New York City (Vacant lot), c. 1940
Helen Levitt, New York City (Vacant lot), c. 1940
Helen Levitt, Walker Evans, c. 1940
Helen Levitt, Walker Evans, c. 1940
Helen Levitt, New York City (Girl with Lily), c. 1940
Helen Levitt, New York City (Girl with Lily), c. 1940
Helen Levitt, New York City (Women laughing), c. 1940
Helen Levitt, New York City (Women laughing), c. 1940
Helen Levitt, New York City (Kids playing above doorway), c. 1940
Helen Levitt, New York City (Kids playing above doorway), c. 1940
Helen Levitt, New York City (Kids in truck), c. 1940
Helen Levitt, New York City (Kids in truck), c. 1940
Helen Levitt, New York City, c. 1940
Helen Levitt, New York City, c. 1940
Helen Levitt, New York City, 1982
Helen Levitt, New York City, 1982
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