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Past Exhibition

  • Aaron Siskind, Harlem Grocery Store, 1940.

The Photo League: Harlem Document and Related Works

FEBRUARY 28–MAY 25, 2003

Established during the Great Depression of the 1930s, members worked in a variety of New York neighborhoods, the "reporter groups" photographing all aspects of each of their chosen locales. The exhibition will concentrate on the Photo League's images of Harlem. The League's initial purpose was to provide photographic and cinematographic images of strikes and political protests to the leftist press. Curated by Christopher Phillips.