We are very sad to have lost our dear friend, Rebecca Lepkoff, who died on Sunday, August 17th at the age of 98. A member of the Photo League, Rebecca was rarely seen without her camera, even as recently as this year. She frequently stopped by the gallery for a visit on her way to the Lower East Side, a place she captured in so many of her richly descriptive images.
Rebecca’s photographs were featured in many important exhibitions including A History of Women Photographers at the New York Public Library (1996) and Radical Camera: New York’s Photo League at the Jewish Museum (2011). Recently she had a solo exhibition at the Tenement Museum on the Lower East Side. You can see Rebecca in the film, Ordinary Miracles: The Photo League’s New York.
Many don’t know that she had talents beyond photography, including ceramics and dance and that she loved spending her summers at her home in Vermont. She was an inspiring artist and a dear friend. We will always remember her with love and admiration.