125th: Time in Harlem

This publication, exhibition and series of public programs portrays one of America's great "main streets" during a time of profound transition.

Isaac and Edward

Isaac Diggs is a photographer and educator. His work is rooted in a committed exploration of the everyday.  It has been exhibited in the United States and Japan, and is part of the collections of the New York Public Library and the Walker Art Center, among others. He has received support from the Asian Cultural Council, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and The Puffin Foundation.  A native of Cleveland, OH, Diggs received his B.A. in English Literature at Columbia University and his M.F.A. in photography from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College. He has taught at the School of Visual Arts since 2000.

Edward Hillel is a photographer and multidisciplinary artist.  He has received the German Critics Visual Arts Prize (Berlin), The Golden Sheaf Film Award (Canada), the Prix Alain de Rothschild (France) and the Spiro Institute Arts Award (UK).  His work is in public collections including the Museum of Photography (Belgium), Museum of Contemporary Art (Montreal), Museum of Modern Art (New York), National Archives (France and Canada), National Gallery of Prague and Museum of Modern Art (Weimar). His photographs have appeared in publications such as Le Monde, Esquire, Fortune, Newsweek and ParisMatch. Publications include The Main: Portrait of a Neighborhood, Speaking Stones, Contes mnemoniques, Fragments– Berlin/Weimar, Edward Hillel: Photographs and Installations, Coming Soon… and Missing.  He is currently Founder & Director of the Harlem Biennale.