Feb 24, 2015
Feb 24, 2015

Coney Island

Coney Island

c. 1954

Leon Levinstein

(American, 1910–1988)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 32.3 x 46.5 cm (12 11/16 x 18 5/16 in.); Paper: 38.2 x 50.5 cm (15 1/16 x 19 7/8 in.)

Gift of George Stephanopoulos 2014.481



Because some people tend to shed not only their clothes but also their self-consciousness at the beach, Coney Island was a popular place for street photographers. That included ones associated with the Photo League—a group of socially concerned artists—like Lisette Model and Leon Levinstein.

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