Collection Description (from online finding aid): Joel B. Levinson, an independent photographer in Pittsburgh, Pa., who worked primarily in the 1980s and 1990s, produced numerous calendars, postcards, and photographic essays highlighting the people, events, and structures of the city under the name Pittsburghscape. The collection is comprised of approximately 7,000 items and includes photographic prints, slides, negatives, positives, and manuscript materials related to Levinson's photography of the Pittsburgh region that showcase the diversity of his subject matter.
The Joel B. Levinson Photographs is comprised of approximately 7,000 items and includes photographic prints, slides, negatives, positives, and manuscript materials related to his photography of the Pittsburgh region. Items date from 1968 to 2006 with the bulk of the collection dating from the 1980s and 1990s.
Levinson loved to document his hometown and was a frequent fixture at cultural and sporting events such as the Pittsburgh Marathon, Vintage Grand Prix, Three Rivers Arts Festival, and Three Rivers Regatta. He was particularly struck by the Pittsburgh skyline and would return to the same locations many times over the course of his career to capture Pittsburgh's evolving landscapes and built environments.
While Levinson is the primary photographer, the work of Levinson's assistant (Susan Nega), his sons (Jeff and Drew), along with John Beale, Leo Hsu, and Norman Schumm are also included.
Archive name: University of Pittsburgh Archives & Special Collections
Archive location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Archive website: http://library.pitt.edu/archives-special-collections