from The Valley by Larry Sultan
Helen Levitt Followup: My post yesterday was merely the tip of the iceberg as the internet was all abuzz over Levitt's death. Most tributes were short and sweet. The one that caught my eye was the email from Powerhouse Books which followed a brief recap of her life with hyperlinks to purchase her books (published by Powerhouse). A shame she's passed but now you can buy a piece of history, and if you order today we'll put a pen in her stiff hand and try to mimic her signature on the title page! I don't know, maybe their announcement was perfectly innocent but to me it seemed opportunistic.