New Yorker Builder Levy has been photographing America and her inhabitants for the past 50 years. His social consciousness took him to significant areas of our country during tumultuous times
His commitment to aesthetically [or artistically] documenting the world around him earned him the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship in 2008.
Levy's work is in more than 80 public and private collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art Watson Library, the Brooklyn Museum, the High Museum of Art, the International Center of Photography, Victoria and Albert Museum, La Bibliotheque Nationale, the Sir Elton John Collection of Photography and the Chrysler Museum. He is also the author of four photographic books:Appalachia USA, Builder Levy Photographer, Images of Appalachian Coalfields and Humanity In The Streets New York City 1960's - 1980's.
More of Builder's work can be found on his website.