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.

The Book

The book is the integral part of the 125th: Time in Harlem project. The first edition to be published by IDEH will be launched in December 2013. The photographs and essays examine one of America's great "main streets" during a time of profound transition as Harlem confronts questions of urban flux, gentrification, the loss of cultural memory and the preservation of community. 

The coffee-table book measures 10.5 x 12 inches / 26.7 x 30.5 cm, features 68 color plates in a linen-clad hardcover with deboss, typeset in Helvetica Neue Light. Offset printing is on Galerie Art Silk 176/gsm paper. Book design is by Patricia Childers with contributions from historian Jonathan Gill and an insightful text by noted author and photography critic Vicki Goldberg.


First edition

The first edition of 125th: Time in Harlem is limited to 1000 copies. 

Each first edition book is signed by the artists.



Collector's edition

A special collector’s edition, limited to the first 125 copies of 125th: Time in Harlem,  includes a signed and numbered archival pigment photograph of the cover image, size 8.5 x 11 inches / 19 x 28 cm in an archival sleeve. 

The collector's edition is numbered, stamped, signed by the artists and housed in a custom slipcase.


125th: Time in Harlem is a fiscally-sponsored project of the New York Foundation for the Arts, a 501(c)3 corporation.  All contributions are tax deductible within the limits of the law.