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About the Author
Helen Levitt had her first solo exhibition at The Museum Of Modern Art in 1943. Her photographs were included in "The Family Of Man" exhibition, and in more recent major exhibitions including MoMA's "Photography Unit Now" and the National Gallery of Art's "The Art of Fixing a Shadow," both celebrating the invention of photography. Levitt has been the subject of numerous retrospective exhibitions at The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the International Center of Photography, New York. Her previous books include Crosstown (powerHouse Books, 2001), Mexico City (1997), A Way Of Seeing (1989), and In The Street (1987). Levitt lives in New York (of course); Adam Gopnik (Foreword) is a staff writer for The New Yorker, where he has been an art critic and Paris correspondent. His memoir Paris To The Moon was a bestseller. He lives in New York City.
Foreword by Adam Gopnik. Levitt's new collection of personally-selected images, Here and There, a charming monograph featuring over ninety never-before-published photographs, including portraits of her friends James Agee and Walker Evans. The recently discovered photographs featured in Here And There represent Levitt's own favorite images selected from her immense private collection. Shot over seven decades, Here And There reveals Levitt's acute sense of how cosmetically street life has changed - and how substantially it has remained the same. The sheer determination of this inimitable photographer to walk the streets of her beloved city for this length of time and take pictures of what she sees reaffirms her unofficial status as New York City's visual poet laureate.