Press Release

Howard Greenberg Gallery is pleased to present Living in the Edge, a retrospective of work by Leon Levinstein, a master of classic American street photography. With an idiosyncratic approach, Levinstein photographed obsessively, making graphic, raw images of the off-beat characters he encountered in New York and in his travels through Mexico, India, and Europe. He positioned himself in private spaces seemingly without the knowledge of his subjects. His graphic images excise people from their surroundings, often cropping out arms, legs, or even heads of figures, but never losing their relentless energy.