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Helen Levitt has passed away

Posted in Photographers, Photography, tPE members by douglaspstockdale on April 4, 2009

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Photography copyright of the Helen Levitt Estate

Helen Levitt, who pioneered street photography in the United States in the 1930s, taking pictures of small, poignant dramas with the help of an inconspicuous Leica camera, died Sunday at her apartment in New York City. She was 95.

Full article from the LA Times is here.

By Doug Stockdale

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  1. iheartfilm said, on April 4, 2009 at 3:52 am

    One of the good ones.

  2. Gina Genis said, on April 6, 2009 at 12:28 am

    Always puts a small tear in my heart when someone so talented is gone.


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