Open for 5 years now, Harlem Link has a unique hands-on learning system that really seems to keep the kids’ interests peaked, though me being there with two cameras snapping photos must have certainly been distracting! It worked to my advantage though, because I got tons of great shots. Co-founder Steven Evanelista had told me that when I met the kids I’d fall in love…and now I see why. They were so welcoming, and full of curiosity about what I was doing.
At the end of the session I had 162 photographs. Steven later told me this was a lucky number because it is not only the number of students that enrolled in the school’s second year of opening but it is also the number of games in a baseball season. I thought that was pretty cool – two things I never would have known! I hope you enjoy the photographs as much as I enjoyed taking them, and please let me know what you think!