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

New York , 1939 (printed c. 2001)

Gelatin silver print
7 in. x 10 in. (17.78 cm x 25.4 cm)
Knight Purchase Fund for Photographic Media
Best known for documenting urban scenes in her native New York City, Levitt does not observe with a pitying eye. Instead, she shows the urban children she photographs as self-assured and creative. Levitt spent her career capturing daily dramas as they played out on the sidewalks, streets and front steps of the city.
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