Don't miss checking this out....Today's New York Times Metro section, has a really nice feature story on Alix Dejean, the unofficial photographer of Harlem. For nearly 30 years, Mr Dejean has wandered the neighborhoods of Harlem photographing street scenes, block parties, night club events and celebrities, becoming somewhat of a celebrity himself. Local residents refer to him as "a legend"... "the 'hood photographer"... and ... "if he hasn't taken your picture, you're a nobody".
The photo above is Alix Dejean by Chang W Lee for the New York Times. And the wonderful photo below is Gil Scott-Heron at the Felt Forum Theatre, taken by Alix Dejean in 1975.
Gil...We miss you!
Alix Dejean Story