Sunday, February 21, 2016

“Children played in front of an apartment complex in...

"Children played in front of an apartment complex in #Harlem. In 1966, the @nytimes photographer Don Hogan Charles, then 27 years old, was assigned to spend a weekend photographing Harlem, where he lived. Don, the first black photographer hired by @nytimes, had less than 2 days to complete his #nytassignment, but his images — 4 of which made it into print — offer a fuller portrait of the neighborhood and his neighbors than the text they accompanied. The residents of Don Hogan Charles's Harlem are fully rounded people, not caricatures, symbols or subjects to be studied. We'll be sharing more of Don's photos this #nytweekender. Visit the link in our profile to see more photos from our #UnpublishedBlackHistory series." By nytimes on Instagram.

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