In 1938 Helen Levitt (1913-2009) accompanied Walker Evans on a project to photograph passengers on the New York subway. Soon she was taking her own pictures. More empathetic and informal than Evans', Levitt's finest photographs are the product of her willingness to participate as a fellow citizen, not as a photographer setting herself apart. The disarming ease of Levitt's pictures quickly accrues into an undeniably singular attitude to both the medium and the world. Around 1978--a full four decades after her first foray- ...

Manhattan Transit: The Subway Photographs of Helen Levitt 2017, Walther Konig Verlag

ISBN-13: 9783960981220