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Dawoud Bey began photographing Harlem, New York, in 1975. His interest was sparked by his family's history and connection to the neighborhood, as well as Harlem’s role as a center of black culture in America. The five-year project was completed in 1979, and a selection of the work will be published in a book in May.

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Black History • Black-and-white • Dawoud Bey • Historic Photos • U.S.