Private Dramas, Public Dreams: The Street Photographs of Helen Levitt & Friends
This exhibition features more than forty vintage photographs by the acclaimed street photographer and filmmaker Helen Levitt. Playing in the gallery is her rarely seen documentary, In the Street, a celebrated film that is essentially her photographs ‘come to life.’ The exhibition also includes WPA graphic prints from the Harn Collection, alongside photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans and Walter Rosenblum.
Rosphoto, State Museum and Exhibition Centre for Photography présente Walter Rosenblum
Naomi Rosenblum, wife of Walter Rosenblum, historian of photography:
«Walter Rosenblum was born in New York City in 1919 to a poor immigrant family from Rumania. Grieved by the untimely death of his mother when he was sixteen years old, he wandered the streets of his working-class neighborhood with a camera given him by an older sister and discovered the solace of photography. His early interest in the medium was fortified when he joined the Photo League, an organization of photographers interested in documenting the lives of New York’s working poor. At the Photo League, of which he eventually became President, he studied with Paul Strand, one of its founders and met the great documentarian Lewis Hine and the important city photographer Berenice Abbott. Working only with black and white materials, Ros...