bruce weber

The first ever collaboration between famed photographers Bruce Weber and David Bailey, Nowness present A Harlem Poetry Lesson, part of their Shorts on Sunday segment. The two got behind the camera to create a beautiful 20 minute film about one of New York’s most historic boroughs, Harlem. The short captures the spirit, soul and essence of harlem through the art of poetry. Shot over the space of 24 hours in the middle of summer, the duo traveled across the borough to records its many interesting characters such as Jeffrey Hollington and landmarks including the Apollo Theatre and the Carrie McCracken TRUCE Community Garden. With soundtrack provided by one of the most famous Harlemites, the late great Gil Scott-Heron, press play below and find out more at Nowness.

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