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|Harlem: The Unmaking of a Ghetto Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Distinguished urban photographer and social analyst Camilo Jose Vergara presents his view of a changing Harlem—a neighborhood of great cultural significance that has survived years of disinvestment, poverty and crime to face the mixed benefits of gentrification and newfound ethnic and racial diversity. Coinciding with the appearance of his new book, Harlem: The Unmaking of a Ghetto (University of Chicago Press), this event highlights the visual and social changes Vergara has documented in his repeated photographic journeys into, and around, Harlem during the past four decades.