Here and There

Here and There Helen Levitt is one of the living treasures of New York widely admired for her devotion to candid street photography in a style influenced by Henri Cartier Bresson and Walker Evans Her vignettes of d

  • Title: Here and There
  • Author: Helen Levitt Adam Gopnik
  • ISBN: 9781576871652
  • Page: 362
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Helen Levitt is one of the living treasures of New York, widely admired for her devotion to candid street photography in a style influenced by Henri Cartier Bresson and Walker Evans Her vignettes of domestic, daily city life, taken on the Lower East Side and in Harlem, are a form of poetry that evokes the fortitude and forbearance of New Yorkers past and present And Helen Levitt is one of the living treasures of New York, widely admired for her devotion to candid street photography in a style influenced by Henri Cartier Bresson and Walker Evans Her vignettes of domestic, daily city life, taken on the Lower East Side and in Harlem, are a form of poetry that evokes the fortitude and forbearance of New Yorkers past and present Andy Grundberg,The New York Times Book Review Selected as the best photography book of 2001 by The New York Times Book Review, The Village Voice, and Photo Eye, among others, Helen Levitt s magnum opus Crosstown powerHouse Books 2001 all but sold out of its one and only, six thousand copy print run Here and There is Levitt s new collection of personally selected images a charming monograph featuring over ninety never before published photographs, including portraits of her friends James Agee and Walker Evans The recently discovered photographs featured in Here and There represent Levitt s own favorite images selected from her immense private collection Shot over seven decades, Here and There reveals Levitt s acute sense of how cosmetically street life has changed and how substantially it has remained the same The sheer determination of this inimitable photographer to walk the streets of her beloved city for this length of time and take pictures of what she saw, reaffirms her unofficial status as New York City s visual poet laureate Levitt s photographs have the quality of frozen street corner conversation she went out, saw something wonderful, came home to tell you all about it, and then, frustrated, said, You had to be there, and you realize, looking at the picture, that you were Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker

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    1. I think I first heard of Helen Levitt in relation to Vivian Maier somehow. I can't remember if she was mentioned in one of the Vivian Maier photography books, if it was a random computer-generated recommendation, or if I did research, so sadly I can't track back to see for sure why I added this to my tbr. Nevertheless, I went in with the idea that these photographs would be in some way similar to Vivian Maier's. (Whether that's fair or not I don't know.)I think the big similarity here is that bo [...]

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