New York

Helen Levitt

(Brooklyn, New York, 1913 - 2009, New York, New York)

c. 1940s

Gelatin silver print

7 3/8 in. x 10 1/8 in. (18.73 cm x 25.72 cm)

Gift of Philip Perkis


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Levitt lived in Yorkville, on New York’s Upper East Side, until the 1960s. She photographed almost exclusively in urban, poor neighborhoods. Her haunts included uptown German, Hungarian and Italian immigrant communities as well as Harlem, the center of black life. She also went to Spanish Harlem regularly and sometimes to the Lower East Side, Brooklyn and the Bronx.

Children's play
Gelatin Silver
New York
United States