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Harlem by Camilo José Vergara

Harlem, an exhibition of 94 photographs taken by MacArthur Fellow Camilo José Vergara, records the changes that New York City’s neighborhood sustained in the last decades of the twentieth century and the first decade of the twenty-first century. Revealing a significant American story, the photographs serve as witness to the changes that have occurred in one of the nation’s most vibrant and famous neighborhoods. Otherwise known as the capital of black America, Harlem is home to many influential leaders of the civil rights movement and to generations of authors, musicians, visual artists, and actors. The neighborhood is defined by its evolving population and by its buildings, which have an organic quality of their own. This tour marks the first time these photographs will travel for exhibition.

Camilo José Vergara, 253 West 125th Street, 2008. Inkjet print. New-York Historical Society, Gift of the artist

Tour Schedule

Venue Dates
South Florida Fair (West Palm Beach, FL) January 17–February 2, 2014

 

Download the exhibition brochure.

Visit Vergara's Harlem, a dedicated website that offers educators teaching resources including an online gallery, lesson plans, and a virtual gallery to share student work.

For more information, please email travelingexhibitions@nyhistory.org

Creative: Tronvig Group