OLD HARLEM NEW HARLEM PHOTOGRAPHERS TALK ABOUT HARLEM
The Rio II Gallery has announced there will be a Photographers talk on August 30 in connection with the Old Harlem/ New Harlem Exhibit. The photographers will discuss the visual changes in Harlem. The Photographic exhibition was a success when it opened on August 10th and attracted an estimated amount of 250 people in 3 hours. Lisa DuBois, a photojournalist and curator was born and raised in Harlem. he conceptualized the exhibit after noticing the dramatic changes taking place in Harlem. This exhibit was curated by Anthony Barboza, John Pinderhughes and Lisa DuBois. Antwan Minter is the assistant coordinator for the exhibit. The themes covered are Spirituality, Politics, Spanish Harlem and Gentrification. Gentrification is a controversial topic among all residents of Harlem. Living in Harlem has become desirable and expensive. The exhibit depicts images of Harlemites from the mid sixties to 2012. The exhibit displays 50 photographs by 18 different photographers. The gallery is unique in its design. The Gallery's spacious patio allows visitors to relax in a quiet atmosphere surrounded by flowers with a view of the Hudson River.
Some of the photographs displayed are rare; visitors will see a photograph of James Van Der Zee by June Truesdale, Malcolm X by Adger Cowan and James Brown at the Apollo by Kwame Brathwaite.
Photographers: Anthony Barboza, Lenora Browne, Kwame Braithwaite, John Brathwaite, Adger Cowan, Sonia Louise Davis, Lisa DuBois, John Pinderhughes, Shawn Walker, Lewis Watts, Lee White, Burroughs Lamar,
Antwan Minter, Deborah Willis, Ocean Morrisette, Adrianna Lopez Sanfeliu, Jamel Shabazz and Klytus Smith and June D. Truesdale.
WBAI Art & Politics Critic (Commentaries on the Times) Playthell Benjamin – "The exhibit features a group of 18 gifted Afro-American photographers, whose photographs of Harlem Life and culture rises to the level of visual alchemy! They display both technical virtuosity and spiritual gravitas…which is the definition of great art".
New York State Senator Bill Perkins "This exhibit shows the various struggles, challenges, successes and beauty of Harlem. It is as if every character is a representation of art. I especially encourage young people to see this exhibit – it will enrich their lives".
ElliotErwitt- World renowned photojournalist "Very high quality exhibit, I am certainly glad that I came".
Terry Beverly- Examiner reporter/photographer "The artists' works included in the exhibit are explosive and rendering of heart and soul."
Photographers Talk When: 6-8 pm -Photographers Talk 8-9 pm- Networking Hour –photographers will have a limited amount of reproduction prints will be on sale price range (not from exhibit) – $50 - $100 – rare opportunity
PRESS-Interviews with photographers Call 718 671 3028 or email
email@example.com Photographers Talk –August 30th 6-9 Gallery open Monday through Friday 10-5 pm until September 5th
- Family Friendly
- Live Performances
- West Harlem