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.
If 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.
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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Featured item: 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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URBAN ART PHOTOGRAPHER RAY TUCKER PRESENTS:
“Dreams in Color”
Artist Ray Tucker is pleased to present his sophomore solo photography exhibition Dreams in Color. This show is a collaboration with notable Harlem fashion and culture boutique, THE VAULT.
The vivid colors on display represent open mindedness and creativity, protesting the notion that dreams occur in black and white. The photos are a combination of colorful abstract urban imagery and still life displayed with a unique metallic finish. The frames are also artworks which feature original paintings of inspirational and philosophical text offering “interpretations” of each dream. Ray Tucker is a Harlem based artist and this is his first showing within the neighborhood. THE VAULT has been a fixture in the community since 2006 and is the perfect venue to display fine art with an urban edge. Dreams in Color will run for no less than two weeks and all the pieces in the show are one-of-kind and personalized although similar versions may be available upon request.
**PORTION OF ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF**
WHAT: Join Ray Tucker of TheSilentClatter.com at THE VAULT specialty boutique forDreams in Color; his sophomore solo photography exhibition.
WHO: Music lovers, art lovers, lovers of love, and everyone in between. WHEN: Opening Thursday November 29, 2012 @ 7pm (minimum two week run) WHERE: THE VAULT
2498 Frederick Douglass Boulevard,
New York, NY 10030
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