Helen Levitt: In the Street
February 6, 2016 - May 8, 2016
For more then seventy years, Helen Levitt used her camera to capture fresh and unstudied views of everyday life in the streets of New York City. Levitt’s photographs, in both black and white and color, document neighborhood matriarchs on their front stoops, pedestrians negotiating New York’s busy sidewalks, and boisterous children at play. In her work, Levitt successfully captures people of every age, race, and class, without attempting to impose social commentary. This exhibition, organized by the Telfair Museums in Savannah, Georgia, features a range of photographs spanning Levitt’s long career, and includes scenes shot in New York City, New Hampshire, and Mexico.