Harlem : Black Angels

Ruiko Yoshida, Hajime Kijima


Edition : First / Tokyo / Kodansha / March 1974 / Softcover. / VG+ / VG+
Small oblong 4to, 112pp. Black wraps in dustwrapper, Obi and acetate wrapper. Numerous Black & White plates. Text in Japanese and English.

Second book by Yoshida who lived in Harlem in the sixties and seventies with her (african american) husband and child. The book is a visual portrait of Harlem in the late 60s and early 70s- a wold which Yoshida felt was invisible in Japan at the time. The book captures street scenes, the life of her child, her friends and some pretty important events- the funeral of Malcolm X, marches, panther meetings, anti vietnam protests along with jazz faces such as Coltrane, Gillespie, David, Ornette Coleman. An in depth document of Harlem during a pivotal moment in history. Included in the exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the age of Black Power.

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