Street Photographer Jerome Liebling, 1924-2011

July 29, 2011

Documentary photographer, filmmaker and teacher Jerome Liebling died July 27 at a hospital in Northampton, Massachusetts, from bladder cancer. He was 87. As was one of several influential street photographers of the 1930s and ’40s—Walker Evans, Helen Levitt, Berenice Abbott and Gordon Parks among them—Liebling had a sympathetic eye for the plight of hardworking, ordinary folk. In the past, Liebling...

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