Harlem’s Sammy Davis Jr., 1947

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Here’s Harlem born Samuel George “Sammy” Davis, Jr., dancing on a Hollywood, California rooftop shoot by celebrity photographer Phil Stern in 1947. Continue Reading →

Shop: Woman In Her Kitchen, Harlem, 1936 By Aaron Siskind

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This image is from Siskind’s Harlem Document Series, which he did in the middle 1930’s, while a teacher at, and a member of the Photo-League, a socially conscious group of photographers, based in New York City, interested in bringing about social change through the influence of photography on public opinion.

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Shop: ‘Flowers,’ Carl Van Vechten, Silver Print Photograph, 1930’s

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Flowers, Carl Van Vechten, channels a movement during the Harlem Renaissance, circa.,1920’s – 1930’s, Continue Reading →

Trick or Treat Series: Halloween Harlem By Ruben Natal San Miguel

halloween in harlemRuben has been photographing the five boroughs of New York for many years documenting the gentrification of neighborhoods yet also capturing the beauty of cultures coming together – particularly in his home base of Harlem. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: The Harlem African American Day Parade

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Photographs by Seitu Oronde

Police officers, firefighters, sanitation workers, and congressmen—50 years after the Civil Rights Movement almost 2 million African-Americans fill just about every thinkable position throughout the city.

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