Dolce Vida, or the sweet life, existed in Harlem, New York, during the early 19th century when hardships made way for new beginnings ushering in a prosperous lifestyle for the new guard of intellectuals and artists who forever left their indelible mark on Sugar Hill.
As an iconic Black Renaissance district, prominent African Americans from W.E.B. Du Bois to Thurgood Marshall called it home.
And what would Harlem be without Jazz legends that inhabited its clubs, from Billie Holiday to Duke Ellington, who missed home so much when traveling that along with writer Billy Strayhornhe coined the famous song "take the 'A' train."
All photos were taken by Victoria Akkari and printed by Marie Bastide Studio of Marrakech, presenting the perfect opportunity to celebrate two cities we love and create Le Petit New York.
Dimensions 4 x 6 inches/10.16 x 15.24cm
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Photography Victoria Akkari