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Photo of the Day: Helen Levitt, 1971

Helen Levitt’s 1970s color photos  resonate with a distinctive color palette, full of blue, turquoise, green and red hues. Her shots are of people, alive in their environment, rich in the structure of “ordinariness,” and not simply adornments found in a grey-hued urban landscape. 436 more words

Street Photography

Helen Levitt: "Why don't we let people look at pictures."

Helen Levitt (1913–2009), , ca. 1948 (2006.55.2)

School is good. Helen Levitt speaking at ICP on June 17th 1987 about learning photography in the 1930s and 40s by asking the person working at the photography store questions and learning by trial and error, and that printing is a matter of long experience. 156 more words

Fans In A Flashbulb

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


Saturday, January 21st


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


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