Documenting the streets of New York-1930s-1990s.
Helen Levitt was a pioneer of color photography. Helen started shooting seriously in '59 when receiving a Guggenheim grant, which was renewed for a 2nd year, allowing her to record hundreds of color images. Unfortunately, a burglar broke into her apartment in 1970 and stole most of her color transparencies and prints. Levitt persevered, continuing taking photos and building a new collection of work... these are the color images we can see today.
Helen is still kickin it in her 90s... she now photographs farm animals in the countryside.
Listen to an interview with Helen on npr.org here.