This visual story by Nico Kartel is dedicated to the safe black spaces of Harlem


This visual story by photographer Nico Kartel is dedicated to the safe and black spaces of Harlem, an area that despite rapid gentrification, remains proud of its African American heritage. “From the soul food restaurants off of the 135th strip, to the hair salons on the West 145th strip and the murals and monuments of Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks and Jackie Robinson on 125th, Harlem is still a place where young, black creatives can find endless inspiration and peace that sparks new and innovative ideas,” says Kartel. “This shoot is my way of showing love and appreciation to this very strong and forward part of New York City.”

Photography, creative direction and make-up Nico Kartel
Styling Al-Fuquan Green
Model Rahm Bowen
Hair Susy Oludele
Fashion Cass Chase’s The Recluse Club

Published on 24/07/2019