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Modern Artists in Street Photography

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Street Photographers: 5 of 353 Total Artists

American Photographer and Filmmaker

Movements and Styles: Modern Photography, Straight Photography, Street Photography, Documentary Photography, Surrealism

Born: August 31, 1913 - Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York

Died: March 29, 2009 - New York, New York

Helen Levitt photographed the streets of New York, first focusing on children's street culture then expanding to the whole of New York urban life. She also worked in film, receiving an Oscar nomination for The Quiet One.


Austrian-American Photographer and Instructor

Movements and Styles: Street Photography, Straight Photography, Documentary Photography, Photojournalism

Born: November 10, 1901 - Vienna, Austria

Died: March 30, 1983 - New York City, USA

Model's work was remarkable for the emotions that she was able to capture; close-cropped raw, candid photos of vanity, insecurity, and loneliness - made her an iconic photographer of New York City.


Austrian-American Photographer

Movements and Styles: Street Photography, Documentary Photography, Photojournalism, Straight Photography

Born: June 12, 1899 - Lemberg, Austria (now in Ukraine)

Died: December 27, 1968 - New York City, USA

Weegee was a legendary news photographer, whose stock and trade were candid shots of people in the streets, in bars, and at crime scenes in New York City.


American Photographer

Movements and Styles: Modern Photography, Street Photography, Straight Photography

Born: 1928

Died: 1984

Winograd's photographs captured twentieth century American life, primarily in the street of New York City. Winogrand also traveled across the country focusing on prevalent social issues, the relationship between people and animals, and the effect of the media on events and the public.

Street Photographers: 5 of 353 Total Artists