Photographer Helen Levitt Dead at 95

Monday, March 30, 2009

Photographer Helen Levitt has died. She was renowned for her street scenes of New York City life -- especially of children in the 1930s and 40s. Levitt died Sunday in her sleep in her Manhattan apartment.

Her death was confirmed by Thomas Roma, a close friend and the director of photography at Columbia University's School of the Arts.

Her work was shown in galleries and published in several books. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art held a major retrospective in 1991. Helen Levitt was 95.


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