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Helen Levitt Dies at 95

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Updated: Thursday, January 2, 2014

Helen Levitt, a major photographer of the 20th century who caught fleeting moments of surpassing lyricism, mystery and quiet drama on the streets of her native New York, died in her sleep at her home in Manhattan on Sunday. She was 95.

Her death was confirmed by her brother, Bill Levitt, of Alta, Utah.

Ms. Levitt captured instances of a cinematic and delightfully guileless form of street choreography that held at its heart, as William Butler Yeats put it, "the ceremony of innocence."

Read Levitt's obituary in The New York Times.

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