The Photographs of Builder Levy: Humanity in the Streets

Center for Brooklyn History
This exhibition was originally organized and published by the Brooklyn Historical Society.

This selection of Builder Levy's photographs, spanning 1960 to 1980, captures moments of Brooklyn and its residents as the physical, political, and social landscape of the borough changed.

Levy presents his subjects engaging in the everyday of New York City, whether fighting for civil rights or socializing on the street. The images reveal a persistent conscience; formed from tacit connections between subject, streetscape and photographer, they ask the viewer to live and work alongside them.

This exhibition is a collaboration between Brooklyn Historical Society and students from Pratt Institute.