The ultimate edition of Helen Levitt’s classic of New York City street photography, with new high-quality reproductions
Ever since it was first published in 1965, Helen Levitt’s collection of photographs taken on the streets of 1940s New York City has been revered as a classic of its genre. Made in collaboration with writer James Agee, who provided the book’s introduction, »A Way of Seeing« was published twice more with modifications during Levitt’s lifetime. This volume seeks to provide a definitive edition of the book with oversight from Levitt’s former assistant Marvin Hoshino, who has taken pains to include the best available prints and negatives of Levitt’s images.
In the years since it was first published, "A Way of Seeing" has been prized as a classic among photographic books, and during Helen Levitt`s lifetime two revised versions appeared. This new edition returns the book to its original compact size, with all the original images, as well as additional ones made during the same years. The new reproductions are based on a search for the best available prints and negatives.