Hipsters, Hustlers, and Handball Players: Leon Levinstein's New York Photographs


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Jan 13, 2010
Near "Playland" outside of NYC, NY, USA
Hey, thank you for this! I found another link, thanks to yours, here http://www.metmuseum.org/special/se_event.asp?OccurrenceId={C9CE6916-DFEF-4B86-BDB0-EE290C523227} that offers a clickable hyperlink to the database of photographs that will be in the exhibition, and I also note that they have a Flickr group (see the 4th bullet point and another link for more information).

Here's an excerpt from the Metropolitan's website
Leon Levinstein (American, 1910–1988), an unheralded master of street photography, is best known for his candid and unsentimental black-and-white figure studies made in New York City neighborhoods from Times Square and the Lower East Side to Coney Island. This exhibition, drawn exclusively from the Metropolitan's collection, will feature some forty photographs that reflect the artist's fearless approach to the medium. Levinstein's graphic virtuosity—seen in raw, expressive gestures and seemingly monumental bodies—is balanced by his unusual compassion for his offbeat subjects from the demimonde.

Born in West Virginia in 1910, Levinstein moved to New York in 1946 and spent the next thirty-five years obsessively photographing strangers on the streets of his adopted home...

Thanks again, e.besana!:thumbup:

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