The Zander Gallery in Cologne is presenting In the Street. The exhibition remains on display there up until August 27, 2016. Levitt (1913–2009) is considered one of the most important proponents of New York street photography. With the exception of the work she did while travelling in Mexico in 1941, she virtually only ever photographed in her immediate surroundings: the Lower East Side, the Bronx, in Harlem and in Brooklyn.
Levitt spent decades pointing her camera at the people living there. The thing she was interested in was the daily interplay between the people. The moments the US photographer captured are full of great yet absolutely unsentimental poetry. Within the harsh reality of these districts, she also found playfulness, imagination and unselfconscious emotions and feelings. As the passionate photographer once said, “...the aesthetic is in reality itself.”
Further information at: Galerie Zander