Kenneth Nelson

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Harlem Nocturnal
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Location: Brooklyn, NY
Nationality: American
Biography: Born and raised in Brooklyn NY, I've been a student of photography since my early teens. I continue the practice of film photography using traditional wet darkroom processes to this day. Like many photographers, the joy of watching a print... MORE
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Harlem Nocturnal
Copyright Kenneth Nelson 2022
Updated Oct 2016
Location New York City
Topics Black and White, Community, Documentary, Fine Art, Migration, Minority, Personal, Photography, Street
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Harlem Nocturnal

At night, our ability to see is severely diminished. The nighttime makes us more conscientious to the sounds we hear and the things that move around us. We have the sun to light our days, but depend on artificial light at night.  They don't replace the sun; only augment our vision.

The village takes on a different persona once the sun has set. In 2001, as Harlem was in the early stages of a transition, I noticed an absence of tour buses and tourists after sunset.  This registered as odd to me.  Anyplace worth visiting during the day, had to be equally interesting at night.  Like any other village or town, it's just quieter at night.  Not less interesting.

Definition: Webster's New World Dictionary (Third College Edition)

Noc tur nal 1) of, done or happening in the night 2) functioning or active during the night 3) having blossoms that open at night as some flowers




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