Thirty-four years after the death of James Van Der Zee, renowned photographer, who chronicled the Harlem Renaissance and the greater Black community from 1906-1983, SJSU students led by Dr. D. Michael Cheers, School of Journalism and Mass Communications, along with David Early, retired columnist, San Jose Mercury News, conducted a four-day cross country journey to experience the unique global diversity of New York City, November 2017.
A team of photojournalists from San Jose State University joined students from George Washington University and three high schools to capture life in Harlem today, as it deals with gentrification. Forty-five students, teachers and community members participated in the four-day project.
You are invited to attend the opening of the Harlem Reimagined exhibition today, Thursday, February 8th, with a reception from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. It will be held at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 2nd floor.
At the exhibition opening, the SJSU photojournalism students will be joined by students from Satellite Academy High School in New York, along with several San Jose community photographers who participated in the project.