Helen Levitt, New York, c. 1942

From the Metropolitan Museum of Art:

Helen Levitt practiced photography with a small handheld camera on the streets of New York, making tender depictions of ordinary city people, and especially children. The street was a stage for her young subjects, upon which they played games, performed improvisational dramas, and made fantastic, untutored chalk drawings such as this figure with double pupils and a hovering crown. For Levitt, graffiti and children’s drawings were present-day emblems of a pre-civilized, magical art, both spontaneous and archetypal.

 

Posted on April 4 2013, with 762 Notes

  1. pandaemoniumpancakes reblogged this from cavetocanvas
  2. pinkiguanodon reblogged this from cavetocanvas
  3. autalene reblogged this from cavetocanvas
  4. vihilirant reblogged this from cavetocanvas
  5. trashymommarocks reblogged this from emmierosem
  6. plan22fromouterspace reblogged this from cavetocanvas
  7. inspiration-for-my-love reblogged this from cavetocanvas and added:
    Helen Levitt, New York, c. 1942
  8. chikachikawhoa reblogged this from cavetocanvas
  9. milkshake-n-honey reblogged this from cavetocanvas and added:
    Helen Levitt, New York, c. 1942 From the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Helen Levitt practiced photography with a small...
  10. cola-xv reblogged this from cavetocanvas
  11. krtcbn reblogged this from imrimri and added:
    memories
  12. jindallae reblogged this from anadrinafrang
  13. i-really-hate-hyphens reblogged this from tealherself
  14. thestrela reblogged this from little-grey-cells
  15. immunetonudity reblogged this from boy-wonderrr
  16. nomadicque reblogged this from cavetocanvas
  17. ahhhliz reblogged this from ruedesarchives
  18. ruedesarchives reblogged this from cavetocanvas
  19. famedglory reblogged this from cavetocanvas
  20. censorus reblogged this from cavetocanvas
  21. anadrinafrang reblogged this from chronophobics
  22. alexanderda reblogged this from cavetocanvas
  23. picturetheclouds reblogged this from forestedland
  24. norio-sasaki-toshiba-jetro-usa reblogged this from cavetocanvas
  25. lumilacus reblogged this from cavetocanvas
  26. sodapressing77 reblogged this from catsinthegarage
  27. arijoon reblogged this from mycallusedshakinghands
  28. riddlemehiddlestoner reblogged this from cavetocanvas
  29. camillefelicity reblogged this from cavetocanvas
  30. alexandra-isobel reblogged this from cavetocanvas
  31. nimothegreat reblogged this from cavetocanvas
  32. kraiik reblogged this from cavetocanvas
  33. themississippidelta reblogged this from bitchard-parker
  34. uncharted--waters reblogged this from cavetocanvas