Harlem: On the Verge

Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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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Washington Post Book World
This striking collection of photographs vividly captures the new-millennial growing pains of the nation's most renowned African-American neighborhood....Attie makes it abundantly clear that the neighborhood will always be very much alive -- and much more than another venue for carelessly leased chain stores and aggressively marketed logos. — Chris Lehmann
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780971454873
  • Publisher: Quantuck Lane Press
  • Publication date: 11/17/2003
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 10.26 (w) x 11.34 (h) x 0.66 (d)

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Kelley, Robin D. G.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2006

    very interesting book

    this is the type of book that makes you keep on reading till you finish it up. if you lived in the hood you can really relate your self in it.

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