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Tapping Harlem

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Black and white silver gelatin photograph of a man sleeping in a doorway of Hackney Empire. Posters for Tapping Harlem on the wall.

Label from 'London Life' exhibition:

Tapping Harlem
Hackney Empire, 1997

“I noticed the colourful posters for the show on at the Hackney Empire, entitled Tapping Harlem. In the doorway was a man asleep who very much looked as if his best dancing days were now behind him.” - Colin O'Brien

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Colin O'Brien (Photographer)



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Copyright retained by the photographer, Colin O'Brien.

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