Diggs & Hillel

125th: Time in Harlem was conceived not as a political statement but a vehicle to invite discussion and investigate the role of Community in America today. Diggs and Hillel have trained their camera on Harlem’s “paradox of place” during a time of profound transition; Harlem is confronting challenges of urban flux, gentrification, the loss of cultural memory and the preservation of community. The tension between the everyday reality of its streets – often contentious and always complex – and the cultural brand it has established in our collective imagination is inscribed in these Artists’ large-format photographs.