Music Man

HARLEM says Hello 8

A strong bass line. A woman fiercely singing the blues and a music man plays his trumpet. The soulful sound travels the distance to the 125th Street Subway station. Harlem says hello. 

When I get of the Subway station on 125th Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard, I’m instantly blown away by the amplified sounds of Gospel music. I walk smack-dab into ‘reach-out week’ hosted by local churches. 

On the relative short walk from East to West I encounter the many different faces of Harlem through bold fashion choices, street workers, musicians and protestors. A street photographers dream, but how long will it say this way?