In 1958, Art Kane shot in Harlem a mythic photograph: the one of all the Jazz greats of the time simply posing in a street!
60 years after, his son Jonathan pays him tribute with this image shot last week in Queens, NY.He sent it to us with this comment:
“My shoot is not about musicians, it’s a social and political statement about diversity, immigration and multiculturalism in Queens NYC, and a love filled push back to all the hate coming out of the Trump administration.
Here’s our real America and it’s beautiful. Over 100 people from more than 70 countries who live and prosper in Queens, NYC.
I’ve long dreamed of creating an image celebrating immigration, diversity and multiculturalism in my borough of Queens, the most ethnically diverse place on planet earth. At the same time wanting to honor my father Art Kane’s famous jazz group portrait ‘Harlem 1958’ aka ‘A Great Day In Harlem’, on the verge of its 60th anniversary. With the help of the Queens Economic Development Corp, and with inspiration from Holly Anderson, Lucy Kane and so many other supportive friends who believed I could do it… together, we pulled it off! I think the image speaks for itself as to what’s truly great about America. This is our future, and we’re all in it together. Everyone! Now more than ever.”
Jonathan Kane. June 2018