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.