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Artist Profile: Helen Levitt (1913 -- 2009)

Born in Bensonhurt, Brooklyn, Helen Levitt was a self-taught photographer who dropped out of high school and went to work as a commercial artist.  She never stopped working, spending the next 60 years capturing some of the strongest and most memorable images of New York City street life.   9 more words

Art

Saturday, January 21st

passings

Some drumming is solid. Some, like this, liquid.

Charles “Bobo” Shaw, drummer, September 15, 1947-January 16, 2017

With Lester Bowie (trumpet, MCOTD Hall of Fame), “Bugle Boy Bop” ( 27 more words

Music Clip Of The Day

We used to laugh like this, remember?

Helen Levitt
Laughing Baby in Carriage, c. 1942
Gelatin silver print

The Whitney Museum of American Art

September 10th, 2016

New York

Don't Kill Your Idols

Dear friend,

It’s been almost three years, since I first started to share some of my work online. I have used Flickr, Tumblr and I have deleted my Instagram account twice. 481 more words

Street Photography

Beauty

The beauty of it was they didn’t even need walking sticks.

Writer

Photo of the Day: Helen Levitt, 1980

New York City, 1980, Helen Levitt, (c) Helen Levitt Estate

Helen Levitt was a shy woman, who by her own admission preferred to let her photographs speak for her. 104 more words

Photographers