Category Archives: Photography

“Love The Skin You’re In”

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This picture has been floating around social media sites again recently.  Such a simple yet powerful image.  A rainbow of colors.  A  beautiful and important message.

Love the skin you are in.

Quote: President Clinton on Medgar Evers

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Photo: Gordon Parks

Mr. Clinton said that Washington could learn from Mr. Evers.

“The next time you hear people complaining around Washington about what a rough business democracy is, we might do well to remember what it was like 50 years ago, and the sacrifices that were made.”

“Fighting for a world we can share instead of having to agree to let somebody else control it has always been a highly dangerous proposition. It is expensive in blood and life.”

via Paying Tribute to Medgar Evers, 50 Years Later – NYTimes.com.

Now Showing at The Studio Museum of Harlem

Screen shot 2013-01-12 at 4.18.39 PMIf you get the chance, don’t miss the exhibition celebrating legendary photographer, filmmaker, musician and writer Gordon Park’s centenary year (he would have turned 100 on November 30th , 2012) at The Studio Museum of Harlem.

Director and Chief Curator Thelma Golden and Assistant Curator Lauren Haynes’ Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family 1967, features black and white photographs of the Fontenelle family, whose lives Parks documented as part of a 1968 Life magazine photo essay. It’s an intimate history, capturing the gritty essence of another time in Harlem.

The show runs through March 10th.

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Studio Museum in Harlem, 144 W 125th St, (between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd (Seventh Ave) and Malcolm X Blvd (Lenox Ave)), New York Show map

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Now that you have treated others treat yourself.

Checkout HarlemCondoLife.com’s on-line store here for books, music, videos,  food and more – all about our beloved Harlem.

Featured item: Harlem: A Century in Images (Hardcover) By (author) Deborah Willis, Cheryl Finley, Elizabeth Alexander.



Harlem: A Century in Images (Hardcover)

By (author): Deborah Willis, Cheryl Finley, Elizabeth Alexander

A century of Harlem, through the eyes and lenses of some of the most important artists and photographers of the twentieth century. The vibrant and bustling neighborhood occupying the upper reaches of Manhattan has been at the crossroads of the artistic, literary, and political currents of the African-American community since the early days of the twentieth century.

Home to writers and revolutionaries, artists and agitators, Harlem has been both subject and inspiration for countless photographers. This sweeping photographic survey includes nearly two hundred images that tell the story of Harlem - its distinctive landscape and extraordinary inhabitants - throughout the twentieth century. Featured artists include: Gordon Parks, James VanDerZee, Eve Arnold, Alice Attie, Cornell Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Richard Avedon, Dawoud Bey, Chester Higgins, Jr., Helen Levitt, Aaron Siskind, Bruce Davidson, Roy DeCarava, Leonard Freed, Carl Van Vechten, and Weegee. The book features essays by leading scholars of African-American studies and art - including Deborah Willis, Cheryl Finley, Elizabeth Alexander, and Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. - which are paired with the work of eighty artists and photographers, affording this enclave the richest chronicling in its history.

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