July 26th, 2012

'Harlem, U.S.A.' is a collection of black-and-white photographs of Harlem residents taken in the late 1970s by photographer Dawoud Bey. As a young New Yorker, Bey got inspired after seeing the 'Harlem on My Mind' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 1979, he made his debut with a solo show at the Studio Museum in Harlem. Over 40 years later, 'Harlem U.S.A.' is being exhibited in it's entirety at the Art Institute of Chicago along with other works by photography trailblazers, including James Van Der Zee, Irving Penn and Roy Carava. 

The exhibition will be available for viewing until September 9, 2012. 

(Source: NYTimes)


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