Harlem: On the Vergeby Alice Attie
These magnificent color portraits document both the people and the buildings of Harlem on the eve of great change. Gentrification and the influx of large chain stores are replacing small businesses, store fronts, memorials on walls, and other visual evidence of the complex range of cultural identities that residents had woven into the streets of their neighborhoods. With a sense of both dedication and desperation (to beat the developer's clock) Alice Attie has produced a beautiful record of a world rapidly being lost. 90 color photographs.
About the Author:
: Alice Attie is a native New Yorker who has been photographing her city for almost thirty years. Her work has appeared in many exhibitions and publications. She is also a widely published poet and a professor of comparative literature at Barnard College. Robin D. G. Kelley is a professor of history and African studies at New York University. He is the author of Yo Mama's Disfunktional, Race Rebels, and the award-winning Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists During the Great Depression.
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- 10.26(w) x 11.34(h) x 0.66(d)
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