Born in Harlem in 1919, Roy DeCarava spent over six decades creating a rich body of work exploring the world around him – the everyday life of his beloved community in New York as well as the famous (and infamous) jazz musicians of the day.
DeCarava took pains to place Black lives in the forefront of his images. Synthesizing the immediacy and opportunism of documentary and street photography, his black-and-white silver gelatin photographs contributed profoundly to transforming the 20th century’s photographic canon.
A new exhibition at David Zwirner’s London gallery brings together a number of lesser known, selected works by the acclaimed photographer.
Upper Manhattan Asian American Alliance’s Lunar New Year Celebration
his Saturday at 2pm, Harlem is hosting its own Lunar New Year-themed block party! It will be one of a kind, featuring Harlem’s own connection to the Asian culture! A group of Harlem-based Asian seniors will perform their dance routine for us! Bring your children to come to learn about Asian culture and pick up some food and gifts. Oh and we will be giving out COVID test kits and masks. First come first served!!
Where: Saturday, 12thFeb 2022 at 2pm
When: 120th Street between Mount Morris Park and Lenox Avenue
What: We will put up some decorations and play music. Notably, a group of Harlem-based Chinese seniors will give a dance performance! We will also distribute some gifts to the attendees. Please also help spread the word! Below are social media posts and attached is the event poster: