BSL Tour: Helen Levitt - In the Street

6:30pm, Thu 20 Jan 2022

A tour in British Sign Language of the Helen Levitt: In the Street exhibition

Black and white photograph showing head and shoulders of four boys aged about 8 years acting playfully for the camera.

BSL Tour: Helen Levitt - In the Street

6:30pm, Thu 20 Jan 2022

A tour in British Sign Language of the Helen Levitt: In the Street exhibition

This event is part of our Past Programme

Join John Wilson for this tour of the exhibition.

One of the most influential street photographers of the 20th Century, Helen Levitt spent decades documenting local communities in her native New York, capturing everyday city life in neighbourhoods such as the Lower East Side, Bronx, and Spanish Harlem. Working from the 1930s through the 1990s, Levitt produced an extensive body of work consisting of a variety of projects and mediums, from photographs to artist books and was an early proponent of avant-garde filmmaking. From her early photographs of chalk drawings, to portraits of New York subway passengers and vivid colour photography, this retrospective brings together key works from across her lifetime.

Please note: This event is for BSL users and their companions only. Places are made available, first and foremost, for those who are Deaf and their companions. If you are a researcher or BSL learner, please email Janice McLaren in advance.

Free, booking essential

John Wilson is a freelance historian. He currently works as a BSL lecturer and guide for a number of high profile institutions including the National Gallery, Historic Royal Palaces, Royal Academy and Science Museum, London.

The education programme for Helen Levitt: In the Street is supported by the US Embassy, London