HELEN LEVITT One, Two, Three, More

Fondation A Stichting, Brussels, Belgium
19 January - 10 April 2022
curated by Thomas Zander


Helen Levitt was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1913. In the early 1930s she began her lifelong exploration of photography. Henri Cartier-Bresson and Walker Evans were among the first artists to encourage and support her work, and in 1938 she helped Evans make the prints for his landmark exhibition American Photographs. As early as 1943 the Museum of Modern Art in New York mounted a one-person exhibition of Levitt’s photographs that brought her a wider recognition in the art world. The street scenes and people of her native city of New York have been her subject from the beginning.

Helen Levitt’s oeuvre is a testament to her great passion and an invaluable contribution to 20th century street photography. (...)