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MORRIS ENGEL (1918-2005)
One day at the Photo League, I met a friend who had a Rolleiflex and I asked to borrow it. I was working in Harlem at the time for the Feature Group, and the very first day with that camera I took one of the best pictures I've ever made, called Harlem Merchant. - Morris Engel
MORRIS ENGEL (1918-2005)

Harlem Merchant, New York, 1937

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MORRIS ENGEL (1918-2005)
Harlem Merchant, New York, 1937
gelatin silver print
credit in unknown hand in pencil (on verso)
9¾ x 12in. (24.7 x 30.5 cm.)
Literature
Documentary Photography, Time-Life Books, 1972, p. 111; Morris Engel: Early Work, Ruth Orkin Photo Archive, 1999, p. 13; Tucker et al., This Was the Photo League, Stephen Daiter Gallery/John Cleary Gallery, 2001, p. 54

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