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Once in Harlem: Intimate Portraits of Harlem Residents Taken by Japanese Photographer Katsu Naito

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In 1983, at only 18 years of age, Katsu Naito arrived in New York from his native Japan to work as a contracted kitchen chef. By 1988 he had settled in Manhattan’s Harlem neighborhood, an area only just recovering from the brutal economic devastation of the 1970s, and on the cusp of the drastic dislocation brought upon longtime residents of this historically black community in the 1990s. Continue reading »

Amazing Photographs Capture Everyday Life in Spanish Harlem in the Mid-1980s

Spanish Harlem, New York’s oldest barrio, is the U.S. mecca where Puerto Ricans first established themselves in the 1940s. One of America’s most vital centers of Latino culture, Spanish Harlem is home to 125,000 people, half of whom are Latino. Continue reading »

Street Artist Transforms Harlem Basketball Court Into Vibrant Mural

In collaboration with mountain dew and NYC adopt-a-park, Brooklyn-based artist MADSTEEZ debuts the vibrant refurbishment of a basketball court in Harlem, New York. MADSTEEZZ is known for his large-scale murals that feature bold color schemes and enigmatic figures. The newly completed mural is prominently on display at Harlem’s historic St. Nicholas Park. Continue reading »

Vibrant Life Of 1970s Harlem As Photographed By Jack Garofalo

Harlem is one of New York’s iconic neighborhoods. Located at the northern section of NYC in the borough of Manhattan, the 1960’s Harlem had a problem of youth and students boycotting schools. To capture the happenings in the place, French photographer Jack Garofalo was sent by Paris Match magazine to cover the events. Continue reading »

Benny Harlem & His Daughter Jaxyn’s Long Natural Hair Has Broken The Internet

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Benny Harlem and his daughter Jaxyn have ‘broken the internet’ with photos of their long lustrous afro hair. Benny is an artiste from New York City who loves to rock his hair in a high top fade, you can follow him on Instagram. Continue reading »