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Famous Photographers Tell How, Candid Recordings, 1958

Some of the photos Weegee speaks about and their original published context:

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Harlem Playwright Shaun Neblett to Honor Works of Malcolm X and Lorraine Hansberry at I, Too Arts Collective

by Dartunorro Clark via dnainfo.com

HARLEM — In an age of resistance and Black Lives Matter, a local writer is looking to the past to unpack present-day issues.In an ode to civil rights icon… 416 more words


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Harlem Playwright to Honor Work of Malcolm X and Lorraine Hansberry

By Dartunorro Clark | May 17, 2017 5:40pm HARLEM — In an age of resistance and Black Lives Matter, a local writer is looking to the past to unpack present-day issues. In an ode to civil rights icon Malcolm X and playwright Lorraine Hansberry — both of whom share a May 19 birthday and a Harlem connection — writer Shaun Neblett is unveiling a play based on the pair's works on Friday. The play “Happy Birthday Malcolm and Lorraine!” will feature sets of vignettes performed by several up-and-coming playwrights who will discuss contemporary topics, such as gentrification. Since the two subjects share the same birthday, Neblett wanted to fold their ideas and words in with the work of current writers, whose “journeys have been paved by Malcolm and Lorraine’s spirit and relentless drive to sharpen the black psyche,” he said.
 Lorraine Hansberry and Malcolm X share a birthday on May 19.
Lorraine Hansberry and Malcolm X share a birthday on May 19.
“Beyond creating a great show, we are sending their spirits our gratitude and keeping their important teachings alive,” he added. In doing research for the play, Neblett said he discovered a letter at Harlem's Schomburg Center that Hansberry wrote to her local newspaper when she was living in Greenwich Village, saying that “people were coming into her community and trying to take over.” “It really speaks to the gentrification that people are dealing with today in Harlem,” said Neblett, who founded the Changing Perceptions Theater. Another captivating draw for Neblett is the play’s location: the home of Langston Hughes, another historic Harlem figure. The East 127th Street home was renovated and has been leased by a group of artists — called the I, Too Arts Collective — since last year to preserve Hughes’ legacy. “It’s just all a real sort of nucleus for this event and the meaning of it and the purpose,” Neblett explained. “They all fought in their own way to empower the black psyche.” Hansberry and Malcom X also have Harlem ties. He spent some of his most formidable years in the neighborhood, and she moved there in the 1950s, later writing “A Raisin in the Sun,” whose title was based on a poem by Hughes. “They were both revolutionaries and they just went about the way they fought for liberation in different ways," Neblett said, "but their ideas and thoughts were the same." "Happy Birthday Malcolm and Lorraine!" premieres Friday, May 19, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or online. The show will take place at the I, Too Arts Collective at the Langston Hughes House, 20 East 127th St. 

Through the Female Lens: Gertrude Käsebier’s Indians

On the 18th of May 1852, leading American pictorialist photographer Gertrude Käsebier was born in Des Moines, Iowa. Artistically trained at the Pratt Institute, then in France and Germany, she started off as a magazine photo-illustrator, opening her own portrait studio on Fifth Avenue in New York at the end of the 19th century. 1,148 more words

Art History


Behold –

this lingering breath of mine

it haunts and teases you from the tip of the tide

the midnight water blue diluted from my rustic pen overflowing… 172 more words


a response to letters of O'Keeffe and Stieglitz, to the dashes

it is as if the dashes continue, and if they are long enough, they serve as a link between you and I, so we can connect even on letters via words. 50 more words


Books & Photography

STIEGLITZ, Alfred. Camera Notes and Proceedings of The Camera Club of New York.

Alfred Stieglitz (January 1, 1864 – July 13, 1946) was an American photographer and modern art promoter who was instrumental over his fifty-year career in makingphotography an accepted art form

The Blind Man

Patricia and Pierre were having trouble collecting the forty dollars for the paper for the Magazine. People were asking what it would look like. Victor had said: “The likes of it has never been seen before.” They could only repeat that. 1,062 more words

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