Magnum Photos Event
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by Magnum Photographers


Nov 9 - Jan 27 2018


Maison des Arts de Créteil

1 place Salvador Allende

Créteil, 94000


The collective exhibition Magnum in Harlem, brings together 13 Magnum Photographs to paint a portrait of Harlem over several decades.

A group show staged by MAC, provides a collective glimpse into one of New York City's most written about, filmed and photographed neighborhoods - Harlem.

For decades, photographers, writers, poets and musicians have been lured to Harlem for its cultural richness. Synonymous with African-American heritage, it was the site of the Harlem Renaissance, also playing a major role in the Civil Rights Movement and in shaping Jazz. Magnum photographers are no exception, and have equally been beguiled by Harlem's visual richness.

On show are Eve Arnold’s portraits delving behind-the-scenes of Harlem’s own fashion show in the Abyssinian Church; Cornell Capa’s photographs of dancers of Savoy Ballroom in full swing, Bruce Davidson’s portraits of young girls in their Sunday best, Eli Reed gritty images of small children hanging out of a burnt-out car and Dennis Stock’s magnanimous photographs of Louis Armstrong live on stage.

With differing styles and alternative perspectives, each photographer’s images depict Harlem from a different angle. Shown collectively, the images paint a portrait of a vibrant and multifaceted community through the ages.

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