Helen Levitt

(Brooklyn, New York, 1913 - 2009)

New York

c. 1940 (printed later)

Gelatin silver print

12 5/8 x 8 3/4 in. (32.0 x 22.4 cm)

Collection of the Akron Art Museum

Knight Purchase Fund for Photographic Media


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Urban activist and author Jane Jacobs wrote in 1962 that she perceived an order on the city streets, one “all composed of movement and change, and although it is life, not art, we may fancifully call it the art form of the city, and liken it to the dance.”

Children's play
Black and White
United States
New York