Harlem: Photographs of Camilo Jose Vergara

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By photographing the same blocks over several decades, Camilo José Vergara has captured the changes that have taken place in Harlem since the early ’70s. (One block has housed a nightclub, a discount store, a Sleepy’s mattress emporium and more since Vergara began shooting it in 1977.)
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