Sometimes, some conjunctions take place… seeing one picture makes you think of another… Helen Levitt met Henri Cartier-Bresson and yet, her picture is anterior to that of HCB. Coincidence? I don’t know. In any case, Helen Levitt’s street baseball player of Mexico City made me think of the boys I met in Havana doing the same.

New York (milk bottles), 1940-1942 ©Helen Levitt, Courtesy of the Albertina, Vienna
Rue Mouffetard, 1954 ©Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson
Mexico City, 1941 ©Helen Levitt, Courtesy of Martin Z. Margulies Collection, Miami
Havana, Cuba, December 2008 ©Nicolas Genty