This amazing photograph of Charlie Parker, in 1950, was taken five years before he died in 1955 at the age of 34-year-old. Continue Reading →
The apartment unit in central Harlem at 135th Street and 7rth Avenue, from the Harlem Details series, 2011. Continue Reading →
Black History Month at the Gran Piato restaurant in East Harlem, NY, in celebration of the new Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer.
In “White Mischief,” in this week’s issue of the New Yorker magazine, Kelefa Sanneh writes about Carl Van Vechten, a “New York hipster and literary gadabout” who was an unlikely champion of the African-American experience as it unfolded on the streets of Harlem in the nineteen-twenties. Continue Reading →
Original silver gelatin print of American jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck as seen through the lens of the iconic photographer. Continue Reading →
A rare photograph of the James Van Der Zee’s studio located on the east side of Lenox Avenue between 123rd and 124th Streets, in the 1940′s. Continue Reading →
Among the many aspects of Harlem life that VanDerZee captured on film, he is perhaps most noted for his studio portraits. Continue Reading →