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Helen Levitt: Mexico City

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In 1941, the American photographer Helen Levitt spent several months in Mexico, photographing the capital city and its inhabitants. With neither sentimentalism nor romanticism and working almost exclusively in urban and semiurban areas of the city, she confronted the conflicts and juxtapositions that announced Mexico's arrival into the modern world, and she did so with ...more
Published October 1st 1997 by W. W. Norton & Company
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Helen Levitt (August 31, 1913 – March 29, 2009) was an American photographer. She was particularly noted for "street photography" around New York City, and has been called "the most celebrated and least known photographer of her time."

Levitt grew up in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, NY. She dropped out of high school and went to work for a commercial photographer. There, she taught herself photography. Wh
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