Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Hipsters, Hustlers, and Handball Players: Leon Levinstein at the MET

Leon Levinstein is an American photographer that's life's work is the New York City Streets. "In my photographs I want to look at life—at the commonplace things as if I just turned a corner and ran into them for the first time." "I want my photographs to be spontaneous rather than contrived." After moving to New York in the Forties he became obsessed with strangers and real life moments. He spent 35 years snapping photos of this fine city. The MET has over forty of his photographs on display till October 17. These show has Pimps, long-hair's and Hustlers. It also has families at Coney Island, lovers, young people, old people..its New York in black and white.

Hipsters, Hustlers, and Handball Players: Leon Levinstein's New York Photographs, 1950–1980

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