World's Smallest Mom and Ed Bennett, Ohio, 1976 Image cropped. Spalding Gray & the photographer. the artist.

Randal Levenson (Miami, USA)

Randal Levenson (Miami, USA)

Levenson, Randal / American 1946

Barbara Bennett, World’s Smallest Mom, From the Series ‘In Search of the Monkey Girl’, Silver Gelatin, 20 x 24 inches, Signed.



Randal Levenson was born in Wichita Falls, Texas, in 1946 and developed an interest in photography while in Alaska in the 1960s. He attended Brown University and studied photography at the Rhode Island School of Design.

In 1982, Aperture Press published a book of Levenson’s work, In Search of the Monkey Girl. Accompanied by text by Spalding Gray, the book documents the ten years Levenson traveled with sideshow performers capturing moments of camaraderie and the spectacle of life on the road.

Randal Levenson’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States and Canada. He has taught photography at the University of Ottawa and lectured at Harvard and Brown University.

VICE Magazine & Randal Levenson 2014


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