Friday, February 22, 2008

gentrifying harlem

two different shops on 125th street that show harlem's trajectory: the lower photo shows a shop selling symbols of Black radicalism -- as fashion. harlem is a brand with a radical cachet. the upper photo shows what 125th street once exclusively was: a place for the poor. it is being gutted and cleared out by illegal workers who moved away when they saw my camera.

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