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Photogs / Photo Exhibits This is the place to discuss a particular Photographer (work, style, life, whatever), as well as to post Gallery and Museum Photo Exhibitions and your own impressions of them. As we march on in this new digital world, it is often too easy to forget about the visual importance of the photographic print, as well as their financial importance to the photographer. It is also interesting to remember that some guy named Gene Smith shot with lenses that many lens test reading "never had a picture published in their life" amateurs would turn up their their noses at, as being "unacceptable."

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Helen Levitt..., The Big Picture
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Helen Levitt..., The Big Picture

In the Guardian...
Up there and One of the Best Ms Levitt was

https://www.theguardian.com/artandde...e_iOSApp_Other
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Thanks Helen. I agree.
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Thank you for the link, Helen.
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Levitt is one of the greats. Such subtle grace and poetry. I wish more photographers, heck more humans in general, aspired to her elegance. A concept someone gave me, 'residual critique,' applies to her, that once you see how she is seeing, it sticks with you. I don't have the exact passage on hand, but from an article decades go, someone was going to interview her. When he arrived, he mentioned that walking over to her apartment he found himself seeing 'Helen Levitts' up and down the streets of New York. She replied to the effect, 'Oh honey, the same thing happens to me!'
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Now I know two great Helens!
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Thank you for the link.

Interesting as this article appears in, “The Guardian.”

Link with photographs made by the artist:

https://www.theguardian.com/artandde...rk-in-pictures

Helen, I believe your photographs are at least as good as these, maybe better!
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It seems Helen is a good name for great photographers, nice to have one of them on RFF
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A great photographer. Just a shame that the print edition of the article in the Guardian colour mag has the photo spread part way across the gutter. Smaller on one page only would have been better.
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I like HL's work, but why do writers feel compelled to write sentences such as this (about HL photos)?: "They’re easy on the eye in the way that Anna Karenina is easy to read compared with Ulysses."
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Helen, thanks for the link. Was not too familiar with Helen Levitt before reading this article. Would like to see some more of her work.
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Pleased that You All enjoyed the Link ...

THANK YOU Bill for the link to view more of Ms Levitt’s Work

Haha, too Funny Ko & Robert & Bill.., Very Kind of You to think of Helen & I and our photos
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