Rebecca Lepkoff: Signs of Life

South Gallery

May 20 - July 14, 2009

Rebecca Lepkoff: Signs of Life 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Snow on Cherry Street, 1947-48
8 1/4 x 7 9/16 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1947-48

Rebecca Lepkoff: Signs of Life 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Daisy Kenyon near Catherine Street and the 3rd Avenue L, 1947
7 1/2 x 9 3/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1947

Rebecca Lepkoff: Signs of Life 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

New York, 1949
5 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1949

Rebecca Lepkoff: Signs of Life 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Untitled, 1947-48
9 1/2 x 8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1947-48

Rebecca Lepkoff: Signs of Life 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

14th Street, New York City, 1948
8 1/2 x 8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1948

Rebecca Lepkoff: Signs of Life 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Delancey Street, NYC, 1940's
7 1/2 x 9 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed late 1940's

Rebecca Lepkoff: Signs of Life 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

51st St. and Madison Ave., 1947
8 x 10 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed later

Rebecca Lepkoff: Signs of Life 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Early Morning Rush, Midtown Manhattan, 1940's
8 1/2 x 7 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1950

Rebecca Lepkoff: Signs of Life 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Midtown Manhattan, 1947
4 5/8 x 9 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1947

Rebecca Lepkoff: Signs of Life 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Untitled (double exposure, buildings and man getting a shoeshine, c.1950
8 x 7 1/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1950

Rebecca Lepkoff: Signs of Life 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Lower East Side, 1950's
9 x 7 1/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed 1950's

Rebecca Lepkoff: Signs of Life 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Matinee Girl on the Broadway Theaters, 1948
5 x 9 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1948

Rebecca Lepkoff: Signs of Life 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Untitled, 1950's
9 1/4 x 7 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed 1950's

Rebecca Lepkoff: Signs of Life 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Untitled, c.1940
8 1/2 x 7 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed c.1940

Rebecca Lepkoff: Signs of Life 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

The Bowery, 1945-47
9 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1945-47

Rebecca Lepkoff: Signs of Life 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

14th St., NYC, 1940's
7 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed 1940's

Press Release

Howard Greenberg Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of rare early work by street photographer Rebecca Lepkoff. Lepkoff’s New York photographs from the 1940s and 1950s captured a special side of the city’s residential neighborhoods that is disappearing today. Perhaps best known for her photographs of life on the Lower East Side, Lepkoff photographed throughout the city including doing a series she titled “Morning Rush, Midtown” which depicted the daily hustle and bustle of one of the world’s busiest neighborhoods.