Costume Party At The Savoy Ballroom In Harlem, 1949

8c796b0adc3d13d8_largeA series of amazing photographs from Life magazine of contestants parading on the runway for judges to win the best costume prize during the Urban League Ball event at the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem, New York, in February, 1949.

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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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Capt. Jonathan Atkin At Sette Pani In Harlem

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Capt. Jonathan Atkin specializes in aerial images for the maritime industry.  An accomplished image maker for editorial and corporate clients, Jonathan’s passion has long included dance and maritime. Continue Reading →

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 →

Seitu’s World: Picks From The NY Comic Con 2014

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This time our man Seitu Oronde was all over the lunar surface at the Comic Con 2014 down the road on Thursday, October 9 – 12, at the Jacob Javits Center, in New York.

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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 →