© Camilo José Vergara, 1970, Harlem, New York

Harlem has long fascinated photographers. Henri Cartier-Bresson found it a rich source of the “decisive moments” he felt were the heart of the medium. Helen Levitt and Aaron Siskind found drama and beauty in Harlem’s people and surroundings; Roy DeCarava found poetry and power.

Also Vergara has documented life in Harlem and other American urban communities. (read more)

His next book, “Harlem: The Unmaking of a Ghetto - Harlem, 1970-2009 (Historical Studies of Urban America)" is scheduled for April 15, 2013.