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 inconspicuously on the streets of New York. She befriended Walker Evans and helped him print work included in his ...