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Helen Levitt's In the Street was released in 1948 and again in 1952.The black and white, silent film was shot in the mid-1940s in the Spanish Harlem section of New York City. Helen Levitt, Janice Loeb, and James Agee were the cinematographers; using small, hidden 16 mm film cameras to record street life. Levitt edited the film and, subsequent to its first release, added a piano soundtrack composed and performed by Arthur Kleiner.

Watching the film is like seeing Levitt's classic street photography come, almost magically, to life.