The human condition.
It’s perhaps our favorite subject matter in the world of photography, and it’s global.
There is sense of familiarity and history, cross culturally, when you see a photograph that makes you relate in a deep personal sense.
The richest mine for the subject matter of humanity is, of course, the city.
Any city. Every city
The great masters of this genre express their deep love and care for their fellow man, woman and child.
One of our favorites is Helen Levitt. Know as “the most celebrated and least known photographer of her time,” she photographed New york City ina way that encapsulated the times of her life.
If you wore batman mask, a princess outfit, or any other character on halloween, the children depicted in this, one of her more famous images, goes deep into a common core.
Who can’t see past the masks of these kids and tell a version of a story? Maybe from their own childhood?
photo © Helen Levitt
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