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Helen Levitt, 95; captured images of NYC street life

Helen Levitt was once described as 'the supreme poet-photographer of the streets and people of New York.' Her images were taken primarily in Spanish Harlem, Yorkville, and the Lower East Side. Helen Levitt was once described as "the supreme poet-photographer of the streets and people of New York." Her images were taken primarily in Spanish Harlem, Yorkville, and the Lower East Side. (Photos © Estate of Helen Levitt)
By Mark Feeney
Globe Staff / March 31, 2009

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Helen Levitt, a master of street photography whose images of children playing in New York during the late 1930s and early '40s are classics of 20th-century photography, died Sunday at her home in Manhattan. She was 95. (Full article: 922 words)

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