Posts Tagged ‘John Leland’

Images of Old-School Harlem, Rapidly Vanishing | NY Times

Images of Old-School Harlem, Rapidly Vanishing | NY Times

By JOHN LELAND Is Harlem coming or going? Evolving into its next iteration or disappearing under the onslaught of change? It depends on whom you ask. For the photographer David Vades Joseph, who grew up in the neighborhood’s Hamilton Heights section, Harlem is an idea that is vanishing daily. “Certain mom and pop stores that […]


Eli Paperboy Reed Lifts Young Voices in the Gospel Spirit | NY Times

Eli Paperboy Reed Lifts Young Voices in the Gospel Spirit | NY Times

By JOHN LELAND There was a moment in Eli Paperboy Reed’s gospel quartet class recently, at the end of Blind Willie Johnson’s plaintive “Let Your Light Shine on Me,” when Asher Bethune, a reserved 19-year-old, hit a note so low, so unexpectedly, that the other students jumped and shouted. No one had heard Mr. Bethune […]


How Harlem Has Changed | NY Times

How Harlem Has Changed | NY Times

By JOHN LELAND Albert Vecerka first came to Harlem in 1993 to study architecture at the City College of New York, and he quickly learned two things. The first was that he was more interested in photographing buildings than in designing them. The second was that the neighborhood around him provided a story that could […]

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