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Helen Levitt
Crosstown
HC, 25 x 29 cm., 190 pp.
Powerhouse 2001

Crosstown, for the largest selection of Helen Levitt's work ever published, confirms her importance as one of the twentieth century's greatest photographers. Since the mid-1930s, Levitt has photographed the hilarious, dramatic, and sometimes tragic ephemera of the New York City streets in her characteristically theatrical manner.

"These pictures, quickly recognized as extraordinary, established a new documentary genre for American photography..." John Szarkowski

Introduction by Francine Prose

 


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