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Charif Benhelima
Harlem on my mind- I was, I am
HC, 22 x 26 cm., 80 pp.
Snoeck 2011
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"Harlem on my mind - I was, I am", vermittelt einen sehr persönlichen, originellen und getreuen Blick auf das Harlem des beginnenden 21. Jhs. B.s Polaroids zeigen ein herunter gekommenes, nahezu verwüstetes Harlem. Die Fotos dokumentieren den Ertrag einer persönlichen, einzigartigen Recherche über Harlems marginalisierte, übergangene Gesellschaft." - "Charif Benhelima's "Harlem on my mind - I was, I am," reveals a highly personal, original, and true vision of Harlem at the turn of the 21st Century. B.?s polaroids present a Harlem that is degraded and almost deserted. His black-and-white and red photographic project consists of forty-seven powerful images of splattered walls, shadowy figures, dirty streets and battered buildings. Each photograph is unique and subject to multiple interpretations."