HELEN LEVITT – NEW YORK PHOTOGRAPHS

NEWSText: mariko takei


New York, 1980 © Helen Levitt

Kahmann Gallery presents New York Photographs, an exhibition of the world famous New York photographer Helen Levitt.

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Regretful to inform this, 3 weeks after the show has started, Helen Levitt passed away on March 29th in New York, where she has worked as a photographer for 70 years. She started her career observing and photographing children in the poorer neighbourhoods, in searching for the poetry of daily life. Levitt works like a choreographer; the streets are her theatre, the people her actors. Her photos resembled small plays in which movement, rhytem, form and color contemplate each other.

Helen Levitt – New York Photographs
Date: March 6th – May 5th, 2009
Open: Tue, Thu and Fri 10:00-17:00 and every first Sunday afternoon of the month or by appointment.
Place: Kahmann Gallery
Address: Tesselschadestraat 15, 1054 ET Amsterdam
Tel: +31 (0)20 585 8589
http://www.kahmanngallery.com

Text: mariko takei

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