Builder Levy
“Photographer Builder Levy’s Appalachia USA (David R. Godine) does for today’s coal miners what Walker Evans did for sharecroppers and tenant farmers in the Dust Bowl.” —Vanity Fair
Bibliography: Periodicals and Catalogues (selected)


16th Annual Friends of Friends of Photography Auction Benefit for Children’s Healthcare in Asia, December 10, 2013, Catalogue, Friends without a Border, NYC, lot # S 129, 1 photo.

ArtNews, October 2012, review of one person Levy’s exhibition, Developing Nations at Flomenhaft Gallery, by Elisabeth Kley, p. 108, includes photo, Zebras Nuzzling.

Appalachian Heritage, Spring 2010, (Vol 38 No. 2,) Literary Quarterly, Berea College, Ed. By George Brosi, Levy is the featured visual artist of this issue, including an essay about Levy by Samantha Cole, and 22 duotone photos, including front and back covers.

Appalachian Heritage, Winter 2013, Vol. 41 No.1, The 40th Anniversary Issue, Literary Quarterly, Loyal Jones Appalachian Center,Berea College, Ed. By George Brosi photos pp. 16, 11.

Doubletake/Points of Entry, vol. 2 # 2 Fall/Winter 2007 cover photograph, 7 Venezuela (2006) and Brazil (2007) photographs, and interview with Michael Coles, pp.94-100.

Yochelson, Bonnie, Taking it to the Streets, The New York Times, Sunday Nov.2, 2008, City Section, p. 4, 300 word essay about Builder Levy and his civil rights & peace demonstration photographs, including 6 photos.

Gladstone, Valerie, a review of Summer Invitational, OK Harris, Art News, October 2007 p. 216.

Arnika Dawkins Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2011, a booklet, includes 3 Builder Levy photos and bio

Atlanta Journal Constitution, Dec. 29, 2012, Living Section, article about Arnika Dawkins Gallery: Dawkins says. “None of them [Atlanta Galleries] routinely show images that deal with aspects of black life shot by photographers such as Builder Levy or Elliot Erwitt.”

Photograph [Magazine] July-August 2012, Full page 4 color announcement with photograph: Dorkass Daniel, Tanzania, Builder Levy: “Developing Nations” at Flomenhaft Gallery, p. 59

Notre Dame Magazine, Fall 2011, 2 photos Red Robin Inn & Oglesby Bedroom with short story, by Mark Phillips: Time Enough for a Story. (Distribution–150,000.)

Journal of the Print World Vol 33 No.3 July 2010, A Summer of Photography, The Flomenhaft Gallery, p. 4. Article and photographs: Builder Levy, Keliy Anderson-Staley, Carrie Mae Weems, Neil Folberg, and Gerlovin and Gerlovina.Road to Freedom, Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956-1968, p. 10, article including 2 photos by B.L.

Cotter, Holland, Images That steered a Drive for Freedom, Weekend Arts, The New York Times, Friday, May 21, 2010, the lead photo in online blog

The Photo Review Newsletter, April/May 2010, cover photo: March on Washington, announcing road to freedom exhibit. At the Bronx Museum.

Journal of the Print World Vol 33 No.1 Winter 2010, Two Important Books, article by Builder Levy, p.29, 3 photos and includes quote from Levy about the new books, 100 New York Photographers, and Coal Country, both of which include Levy’s photographs.

The New York Public Library, Circulating Art & Pictures Collections, brochure for a panel of 6 artists: The heart of your Life, The Life of your Art, 42 Street Library, 11/27/09, includes bio, 1 Levy photo & photo of Levy.

Journal of the Print World Vol 32 No.4 Fall 2009, Posing Beauty, article by Builder Levy p.138, 1 photo and includes quote from Levy about his Coney Island experience and photo.

Journal of the Print World Vol. 32 No. 1 Winter 2009, p. 16, African American Art and Life at Flomenhaft Gallery (featuring Builder Levy, Romeare Bearden Carrie Mae Weems et. al.) (Article includes 1 photo.); p. 21, Road to Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956-1968, at the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture, featuring Builder Levy, Bruce Davidson, Danny Lyons et. al. (Article & 1 photo.)

Learn Promote, Defend, catalogue for art exhibition and silent auction, Center for Civil & Human Rights, Atlanta, GA 2008 includes artist’s statement, bio and 2 photos

Bituminous Banter, brochure for coal week Nov. 2008, with Kathy Mattea, Builder Levy, Denise Giardina et al, 1 photo & bio, announcing Levy Exhibition & talk etc. Smoot Theater Parkersburg, West Virginia

1968: Then & Now, exhibition catalogue, p. 11, artist’s statement & 1 photo, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, 2008

Journal of the Print World Vol. 31 No. 3 Summer 2008, Road to Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956-1968, Through October 5, 2008 at The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, Review by Builder Levy, p. 21 (2 vintage photos)

Brooklyn College Magazine, Spring 2008, Class Notes 1964, p 34 announces Guggenheim Fellowship and participation in exhibitions at the high Museum of Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

The New York Times, April 7, 2008, p. A15 full page announcement of Guggenheim foundation Fellowship winners

Journal of the Print World Vol 31 No.1 Winter 2008 Builder Levy’s Unforgettable Gold-Toned Photographs, p.19, includes 3 photos.

SouthWings Conservation Through Aviation Calender 2008, 2 photos for month of Dec., Pinnacle Mountain Press, Erwin, TN

Journal of the Print World Vol 30 No.4 Fall 2007 Builder Levy Extending Photographic Traditions in Appalachia America, pp. 42–43 including 4 photos.

Journal of the Print World Vol 30 No.3 Summer 2007 Two articles with photos: Builder Levy in Summer Invitational at O.K. Harris and Builder Levy featured in Doubletake Magazine Fall/Winter 2007 issue

PowerHouse Magazine Issue 2 Spring 2007, Edited by Sara Rosen, That 70s Show: New York City in the 1970s,) 1 photograph p. 33 & bio.

Journal of the Print World Vol 30 No.2 Spring 2007, Builder Levy: Selected Works, full page article about OK Harris exhibit with 4 photos, p.8.

Journal of the Print World Vol 30 No.1 Winter 2007, Builder Levy’s Photographs to be Shown in

PowerHouse Magazine, article about That 70s Show exhibit at Powerhouse Arena and Magazine, both of which include Levy’s work, accompanied by 2 photos, p. 47.

Journal of the Print World Vol 30 No.1 Winter 2007, Builder Levy Gallery Talk: Mongolia: Beyond Chinggis Khan at the Ruben Museum of Art, New York, NY, article aboutLevy’s Mongolia work and exhibit, and 2 photos, p. 47

Journal of the Print World Vol 30 No.1 Winter 2007, Builder Levy: New York City, article about Hudson Guild Gallery exhibition, 2 photos, p. 41

Journal of the Print World Vol 30 No.4 Fall 2006, Builder Levy Photographer, article and 2 photos, p. 57.

Journal of the Print World . Vol 30 No.4 Fall 2006, Builder Levy: Beyond Chinggis Khaan: Mongolia Past and Present, article and 4 photos, P 54.

Journal of the Print World . Vol 29 No3 Summer 2006, Builder Levy: Children, article and three photos on p.23.

The Imagist, PAI (Photographic Administrators, Inc.) May 2006, review of Levy’s lecture at the National Arts Club, including photographs of Levy.

Al Francekevich, “Builder Levy”, The Imagist, PAI, April 2006, biographical article including review of Levy’s new book, plus photograph on cover.

Journal of the Print World Vol 29 No1 Winter 2006, “Builder Levy Photographer”, p.16. Article discusses the new book, Builder Levy Photographer, and includes quotes from Howard Greenberg, Duane Michaels and Alan Coleman.

Photo-eye, the international magazine for fine-art photography books, Winter 2005, half page including a photograph and a quote from introduction to Builder Levy Photographer

In Motion/Justice for All Women , 10th Anniversary Auction & Benefit at Sotheby’s, NYC, & Catalogue, 03, 1 Photo, (Cyclone, Astroland, Parachute, Coney Island) essay, p.40

Journal of the Print World . Vol 27 No. 2 Spring 2004, Builder Levy Receives Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowship for 2004, article about Levy includes 2 photos, p. 34

Jay DeFoore, article about the two photographers who won Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowships for 2004, Photo District News, February 2004, includes one photo (p.14) from Levy’s project, Revisitng Appalachia

The Photo Review Newsletter, January/February 2004, announces Levy’s publication grant from Furthermore and his fellowship award from the Alicia Patterson Foundation

Editor & Publisher, Jan. 2004, The Alicia Patterson Foundation 39th Annual Competition, 2004 Fellowship. Photos of winners, including Levy, for his “Revisitng Appalachia” p. 43. Lists judges.

Editor & Publisher, Dec. 2003, The Alicia Patterson Foundation 39th Annual Competition, 2004 Fellowship. Photos of winners, including Levy, for his “Revisitng Appalachia” p. 61

The New York Sun, 10/16/ 02, 1 photograph and announcement of Vintage New York exhibit

Photography in New York, Sept/Oct 2002, 1 photograph, with full-page exhibition announcement, June Bateman Gallery: Vintage New York

Vineyard Gazette, Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., Fri., May 24, 2002, show at Dragonfly Gallery, 1 Photo

Narvaja, Lorelei, “The Resurgence of Social Activism in Photography”, Artis Spectrum, Vol. 9, 2001, NY, pp 15-17, 1 photo (4 color repro)

Aletti, Vince, “Voice Choices”, Village Voice, 6/5/01 p. 117

photo.soho, 3rd Biennial Exhibition/Auction for the Homeless, Catalogue, NYC 2001

Photography in New York, May/June 2001 1 photograph with exhibition announcement p 90

Photo District News, 2/99, 1 photo pp. 6, 157 (Snow on Melrose Street) Announcing Exhibition

Doubletake, Spr. ‘98 1 photo, p.35

Journal of the Print World, Fall ‘97, “Images of Appalachian Coalfields, Photographs by Builder Levy at Godwin-Ternbach Museum”, 2 photos

Der Soziale Blick, ART Frankfurt 1996, Germany; Catalogue ART Frankfurt 1996 Invitational Exhibit, 1 photo–Fulton Street

Contemporary Photographs of the American South, A Personal Selection, Catalogue, Columbus Museum, GA, 1996 1 photo (Andrew Kosto 16 x 20” print)

PFA Newsletter (Photography in the Fine Arts Quarterly)) 1/96 Vol. 13, No 1 Article about Levy’s photog career and Mongolia exhibit at The Camera Obscura Gallery, 2 photos

Steve Dollar, “Southern Images Evoke the Land, People, Past”, The Atlanta Journal/The Atlanta Constitution, Arts sect, L8-L9 3/17/96 1 photo

Catherine Tillette, Photo District News, 3/96 Vol. XVI Feature review of Appalachian Coal Miner exhibit at O.K. Harris Gallery, 1 photo p.109

Coal, A Blueprint for Understanding 20th Century Music, A Retrospective and Premiere of Music by Judith Shatin, Presented by Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, WV, 1994, 7 photos

The Dominion Post, 5/20/93 “Dig Coal History? Mine Comer Images”, p. 6D includes a photo of exhibition and Comer Museum director, Cynthia Gay Bindoci

Lesia Paine-Brooks, “Photographer Sheds Light On Miners’ Plight”, Johnson City Press, 1/17/93, with 5 photos

Pat Lawrence, “New Exhibit Celebrates Appalachian Heritage”, Washington County News, Parkersburg, WV, 8/27/93

Canvas, Knoxville Museum of Art, Summer 92, “Images of Appalachian Coalfields: Photographs by Builder Levy”, 1 photo

Journal of the Print World, Summer 1992, “Images of Appalachian Coalfields, Photographs by Builder Levy at Knoxville Museum of Art”, 1 photo,

Roy Proctor (Art), “Marsh Gallery Offers Haunting Photos of Miners”, The Richmond News Leader, 1/18/92, 1 photo

Philip Frisbee, “Art’s Harsh Realities”, Style Weekly, Richmond Virginia,1/28/92, 1 photo

Photo District News, Dec. 1991, “Appalachian Coalfield Images Still Going Strong”, 1 photo

John Dorsey, Sun Art Critic, “Stark Photographs Depict Miners’ Bleak Existence”, The Baltimore Sun, 9/30/91, 1 photo

Jennifer Dowd, “Levy Unearths Mining Truths”, The Greyhound, Loyola College, Baltimore, MD, 9/23/91, 1 photo

The Berea Citizen, 7/11/91, “Levy to Present Two Programs At Berea College”, 1 photo

Paul Nyden, “Images of Appalachian Coalfields, Builder Levy’s Camera Depicts a Way of Life”, Charleston Sunday Gazette-Mail, 3/24/91 6 photos

Ken Hechler, “Photo Exhibit on Miners at Cultural Center”, The Cabell Record, Huntington, WV 3/27/91

Gail D. Taylor, “Photographer Captures Miners’ Spirit”, 1 photo p. 6-C Art , Dominion Post, Morgantown, WV 3/28/91

Stephen Perloff, “Portfolio George Harvan and Builder Levy: Coal Miners”, The Photo Review, (Spring 1991) 6 photos

Journal of the Print World, Winter 1991, “Images of Appalachian Coalfields, An Exhibition of Photographs by Builder Levy, Alice Lloyd College”, Pippa Passes, KY, 3 photos

Linda Butler, “Images of Appalachian Coalfields, Exhibit at University of Kentucky Art Museum”, Images Ink, (1990 Vol. 5, No. 3/4) 3 photos

Journal of the Print World, Fall, 1990, “Images of Appalachian Coalfields, An Exhibition of Photographs by Builder Levy at University of Kentucky Art Museum”, 1 photo

David Hill, “Focusing on the Positive”, Teacher Magazine, 10/90, 6 (black and white) photographs in 4 color, pp.42-29.

F. Jack Hurley, Images of Appalachian Coalfields, The Journal of American History 9/90

Ken Sullivan, “Images of Appalachian Coalfields by Builder Levy”, Pennsylvania History, Vol. 57, no. 2, 4/90

Charles Rotkin, “Images of Appalachian Coalfields”, The Rotkin Review, Spring 1990

The Coalfield Progress, “Appalachian Photography Exhibit Coming to Appalshop”, Norton, Virginia, 5/3/90 1 photo

J.S. Taub, “Images of Appalachian Coalfields, Photographs by Builder Levy”, Photo Metro, Vol 8, Issue 78, 4/90, San Francisco, 5 photos

David Bruce, “New Yorker’s Photographs Record Appalachian Miners”, The Athens News, 1/4/90 1 photo

A.D. Coleman, “Populist Images of Appalachia’s Coal Towns”, The New York Observer, 11/20/89 2 photos

Photo District News, November 1989, “Exhibition of Coalfields”, 1 photo

Nancy Madlin, “Images of Appalachian Coalfields”, by Builder Levy, Photo District News 10/89, 1 photo

Becky Fleming, “Photographer Captures Miners’ Lives”, Charleston Daily Mail, 7/24/89, 4 photos

Ken Sullivan, “Coalfield Photography”, p. 51, review, 1 photo, Goldenseal: Vol. 15, No 3 Fall ‘89

United Mine Workers Journal, 10/89, “Coalfield Images”, 2 photos

Fred McDarrah, Review of Builder Levy’s Ledel Gallery retrospective, Village Voice, 4/5/83

N.Y. Amsterdam News, 3/12/83, Arts & Enter. (Mel Tapscott) Discusses Levy and his retrospective exhibit at Ledel Gallery, 1 photo

David Moin, “Life in Bushwick, A Photo Essay by Builder Levy”, North Brooklyn News 2/23-29/81 2 photos

Photography Annual 1980-81 “American Vision”: 1 photo Andrew Kosto p.97, 165 Levy explains how he made the photograph.>

The New York Times, 11/2/80 1 photo

Miners Art Group (brochure), 1978, “Builder Levy” 2 photos

Judd Tully, “Bushwick Kids on Display at Brooklyn Museum: It’s a Hit!” Phoenix, July 13, 1978, p. 21, Brooklyn Heights. A description of Levy’ workshop

Photographs from the Collection of Naomi and Walter Rosenblum, The Queens Museum, Catalogue, 1978

Freedomways, a Quarterly Review of the Freedom Movement, Vol. 8, No 2 Spring 1978, Front Cover photo–Martin Luther King

Freedomways, a Quarterly Review of the Freedom Movement, Vol. 8, No 2 Spring 1968, Back Cover photos: Mrs. Dubois Peck, only granddaughter of W.E.B. Dubois, with Martin Luther King, Pete Seeger, Len Chandler and Ossie Davis

Freedomways, Quarterly Review of the Freedom Movement, Vol. 8, No 3 Summer 1968, Front Cover photo: Family group watching Martin Luther King Memorial March

Freedomways, Quarterly Review of the Freedom Movement, Vol. 7, No 4 Fall 1967, Front Cover photo: Confrontation at the Pentagon

Jacob Deschin, “The Appalachian Coal Miner, A Portfolio”, The Photo Reporter, 3/77 1 photo

David L. Shirley, “Revelation Through a Lens”, The New York Times, L.I. sect, Sunday, 2/25/77, 1 photo–Coal Camp, about which author wrote

James Auer, art editor, “Art Vs. Activism in Duo Exhibition”, The Milwaukee Journal, 4/11/76, 1 photo

Jacob Deschin, “Between Teacher and Student, Interviews, Walter Rosenblum and Builder Levy”, 35 mm Photography, Summer ‘74, 2 photos

Christian Appalachian Project Calender, Lancaster, KY, 1970, 2 photos

The Photographers Forum 1966, exhibition catalogue, group show, Galerias, Norte Y Sur, Instituto Mexicano Norteamericano del Relaciones Culturales, A.C. Photo: Old Lady and Shopping Bag, and bio summary.

New Horizons for Youth, “New York School Boycott”, 1964, 6 photos: including front and back covers

Freedomways, Quarterly Review of the Freedom Movement, Vol. 4 No, 2 Spring, 1964, front cover photo and back cover–4 photos (NYC School Boycott)

Art in America 2013 Guide to Museums Galleries Artists, August 2013: Flomenhaft Gallery p. 159

Art in America 2012 Guide to Museums, Galleries, Artists: listed with Flomenhaft Gallery (#2792) p. 154

Art in America 2011 Guide to Museums, Galleries, Artists, August 2011, listed with Flomenhaft Gallery (#2783) p. 155.