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En El Viejo Harlem Espanol (In Old Spanish Harlem)

I recently took a tour of  Spanish Harlem in New York City with a photography club.  I found it  to be a vibrant and exciting community,  a far cry from the gang and drug ridden community of  years ago. It is a marvelous blend of  traditional and modern, of  street art and  early 20th century architecture, of Mexican, Puerto Rican and Cuban culture.  Murals and wall paintings abound through which the artists make political and social commentary and document  the history and culture of their community.   I decided to focus on the people of the community and their juxtaposition with the art.  Of course I could not resist the game of dominoes so prevalent in some Latin communities.

To see more views of East Harlem watch the slide show below

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2 responses

  1. You have captured a side of my old neighborhood that few see or can appreciate. Its richness and vibrancy come alive in every image. Thank you so much for this amazing, inspiring work of art.

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    June 19, 2013 at 10:09 PM

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