Street photographer Helen Levitt captures young children at work on the streets of New York from 1938-1948.

Writer  Phillip Battle explains: For over 10 years, Levitt documented the imaginative life of the children; at a time when children still had some visual independence and a keen-eyed interest in laying pictorial claim to the world around them. In today’s world of television and video gaming, that sense of ‘visual independence’ has all but vanished. All our monsters and dreams are laid before us in graphic detail and even in 3D!

Levitt’s book: