Harlem Crossroads: Black Writers and the Photograph in the Twentieth Century

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The Harlem riot of 1935 not only signaled the end of the Harlem Renaissance; it made black America's cultural capital an icon for the challenges of American modernity. Luring photographers interested in socially conscious, journalistic, and aesthetic representation, post-Renaissance Harlem helped give rise to America's full-blown image culture and its definitive genre, documentary. The images made there in turn became critical to the work of black writers seeking to reinvent literary forms. Harlem Crossroads is the first ...

Harlem Crossroads: Black Writers and the Photograph in the Twentieth Century 2007, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691130873

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