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Helen Levitt (II) (1913–2009)


She bought a used Leica camera in 1936, and started taking pictures of life on city streets, especially children. New York's Lower East Side and East Harlem were favorite settings. See more trivia »

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Hide Hide Show Show Cinematographer (3 credits)
 1948 In the Street (Documentary short)
 1948 The Quiet One (documentary segments)
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 1973 The End of an Old Song (Documentary short)
 1968 In the Year of the Pig (Documentary)
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 1948 In the Street (Documentary short)
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 1948 The Quiet One (writer)
 1963 The Balcony (assistant director)
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 1963 An Affair of the Skin (producer)

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I never intend to make statements in my pictures. People say, "What does this or that mean?". I don't have a good answer for them. You see what you see. See more »


She wanted to be an artist, but had no talent for drawing. She left high school just shy of graduation, and got a job in a photography studio. See more »

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