Old Harlem, New Harlem: Images of Transformation

A new photo exhibit expressing the culture of Harlem from the mid-1960s to today, opens tonight at  The Rio II Gallery at 583 Riverside Drive, 7th Floor (between 135th and 136th Streets).

The exhibit will represent the works of sixteen photographers below and is curated by Anthony BarbozaJohn Pinderhughes, and Lisa DuBois.

Anthony Barboza
Lenore Brown
Kwame Brathwaite
John Brathwaite
Adger Cowans
Sonia Louise Davis
Lisa DuBois
John Pinderhughes
Shawn Walker
Lewis Watts
Lee White
Burroughs Lamar
Antwan Minter
Deborah Willis
Ocean Morisset
Adriana Lopez Sanfeliu
Jamel Shabazz
Klytus Smith

“Please join us at the opening of an exhibition of Fine Art Collectible Photographs that document the transformation of Harlem from an Afro-American village in upper Manhattan that was racially homogeneous and culturally unique, to a multiracial, multi-ethnic community which, though still predominantly Afro-American, has evolved into a cosmopolitan Milieu. Afro-Americans lived in relative isolation in this upper Manhattan enclave” until the new millennium. For most of the 20th Century this change was a dramatic and unforeseen development.This exhibition being of historical importance, highlights key moments that focus on the expression of the people of Harlem.This exhibition of poignant photographic images by outstanding photographers captures the unique culture of Harlem between 1960 to 2012 and illustrates the forces that led to dramatic change. It is living history through pictures that capture rare moments in Afro-American history and provides another dimension to the saga of the world’s greatest city.”- Written by Playthell Benjamin.

Old Harlem, New Harlem: Images of Transformation

  • When: Friday, August 10 (VIP opening at 6pm, open to the public at 7pm) through Friday, August 31, 2012
  • Where: The Rio II Gallery at 583 Riverside Drive, 7th Floor (between 135th and 136th Streets)
  • More Information: Visit the Rio II Gallery site or the exhibit Facebook page.

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