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Harlem Street Portraits
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The book includes two short essays by Herbert Boyd and Miss Rosen which discuss Harlem and photography. Harvey Stein discusses what his feelings were about Harlem before entering to photograph the people who live there. It's a snapshot of a neighborhood that is changing even as the book has been published. Changes that are possibly forcing some of the residents out.
The subjects are young and old. Hopeful and laughing, pensive and slightly suspicious. There is a weight and respect to the subject matter. The black and white lends dignity to it's subject. This is a work that will stand beside Mr. Stein's other work.
I was graciously given a review copy by Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for letting me review this book.
Harlem is always and has always been a quintessential NYC experience. Years to come it will not look anything like he has captured. From his photos I get a sense of a people 'prophesizing' their future and seeking an opportunity to immortalise their legacy - the T-shirts, those community experiences. I was amazed at the willingness of the folks to be photographed ...it's as if they know the transience of their time here - of course, it may be the skill of the artist (Harvey Stein) in engaging his subject. He has captured these emotions with loving grace.
I am so glad Harvey chooses to continue to capture the New York that NEEDS to be shared for posterity, from Coney Island (my BK) to Harlem, a place with a rich history.
Congratulations on this project. I wish you continued success with it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not as good as I thought. Returned the book to Amazon for a refund. Others may enjoy it even though I didn't..Published on December 23, 2013 by Nicky London
The pictures speak for themselves — and they speak eloquently. Harvey Stein, a master photographer who has chronicled other parts of New York and other cities with equally fine... Read morePublished on November 13, 2013 by Scribe Maxwell
Harvey Stein's beautiful and evocative book is a must for street photographers, history buffs and those interested in Harlem and NYC. Read morePublished on October 23, 2013 by Danielle Goldstein