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LEVITT, Helen (1913 - 2009), Photographer, filmmaker, film editor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online July 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199773787
LEVITT, Helen (1913 - 2009), Photographer, filmmaker, film editor

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American, 20th–21st century, female.

Born 31 August 1913, in Brooklyn, New York; died 29 March 2009, in New York, New York.

Photographer, filmmaker and film editor. Portraits, documentary photography.

While working for a commercial portrait photographer in the Bronx in 1931, Levitt familiarized herself with documentary photography through books and exhibitions. Inspired by the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson, she bought a Leica, which enabled her to photograph

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