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

New York , 1959 (printed later)

Chromogenic print
12 in. x 17 7/8 in. (30.48 cm x 45.4 cm)
Promised Gift of Marvin Hoshino
After working in cinema for more than a decade, Levitt returned to still photography in 1959 to explore color.  Only a few of those early color negatives remain.  The rest were stolen in 1960 by a burglar (who probably thought he had taken more valuable, and more liquid, assets).  In the 1980s, discouraged by the high cost of color processing and the inexactitude of laboratory printers, Levitt temporarily returned to black and white.  In the 1990s she worked in both black and white and color.
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