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James Van Der Zee in the New York Times

From the New York Times

 

"It’s easy to think that you know Harlem — a place with an iconic history, where movements were born, parades were protested, and that black Americans called mecca. Even if there weren’t countless movies, poems, art, spoken lore and books about Harlem, you could visit it today and still feel a lingering sense of that history, despite the gentrification tsunami that has washed over all of New York City.

 

But what you could not do is see Harlem the way photographer James Van Der Zee saw Harlem..."

 

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