Slide Show

by Helen levitt



First Edition (2005)

First Impression

Small format hardback with dust jacket

General wear to dust jacket, now in protective sleeve.

About Slide Show

Helen Levitt is world-renowned for her iconic black-and-white street photographs. However, she also possessed a little-known archive of color work. Now, this archive has been collected for the first time in Slide Show. Which is her third powerHouse Books monograph. In 1959, and again in 1960, Helen Levitt received grants from the Guggenheim Foundation to photograph in color on the streets of New York, where she had photographed two decades earlier in black-and-white. But tragically, the best of these pioneering color pictures were stolen from her apartment in 1970. After that, she had to start over again. Then, in 1974 the new work was shown as a continuous slide projection at New York's Museum of Modern Art. This was an early example of a slide show presentation by a museum. Also, it was one of the first exhibitions of serious color photography anywhere in the world. Slide Show presents more than one hundred photographs. Above all, it includes eight surviving images from the 1959-60 series. This impressive monograph is a worthy successor to her magnum opus, Crosstown (powerHouse, 2001), which included the largest collection of her color pictures to date, and to her more intimate volume of black-and-white work, Here and There (powerHouse, 2004), which presented more than eighty "unknown" Levitts taken over six decades.

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