In the street: chalk drawings and messages, New York City, 1938-1948

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"In common situations Miss Levitt finds the glint of an often bizarre beauty that most of us--including photographers--do not notice. . . . She brings to her pictures an intensity that can be almost hypnotic."--Owen Edwards, "New York Times"

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About the author (1987)

Levitt has been the subject of retrospective exhibits organized by the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Sweden's Fotografiska Museet, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the International Center of Photography in New York.

Boston-born psychiatrist and author Robert Martin Coles devoted his professional life to the psychology of children. Coles has been associated with the Harvard University Medical School since 1960. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his five-volume series entitled Children in Crisis, Coles has contributed hundreds of articles to popular magazines, as well as writing over thirty books for adults and children. Other books include The Mind's Fate, Flannery O'Connor's South, and Walker Percy: An American Search.

Alex Harris is professor of documentary studies at Duke University and a founder of the Center for Documentary Studies and of "DoubleTake" magazine. He is the author or editor of a dozen books, including "River of Traps" (UNM Press) with William deBuys.

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