4 Recreated Photos of Women in Harlem

Women in Harlem, Eartha Kitt, Naomi Sims, Althea Gibson

It’s summer time in Harlem,  and its the perfect time for me to bring you a new photos series of iconic Women in Harlem. In February during Black History Month, I posted my first photo series, in my living room with a self-timer called Recreating photos of Iconic Black Women . It was pretty dope if I say so myself and so, today I present to you another homage dope iconic Black women who’ve paved the way and continue to inspire me in my aspirations, career and beyond

This time, the photos were taken by my talented friend Marshall Roach, a photographer/social media extraordinaire who lives in Harlem.  Follow him on Instagram @miighty and enjoy!

  1. Eartha Kitt (1927-2008)

Singer and actress Eartha Kitt is best known for her holiday song “Santa Baby,” and for playing Catwoman in the 1960’s TV show Batman.

My recipe for life is not being afraid of myself, afraid of what I think or of my opinions.” -Eartha Kitt
Eartha Kitt, Eartha Kitt in Harlem, Recreated photos of eartha kitt,

2. Althea Gibson (1927-2003)

An American tennis player and professional golfer, and the first black athlete to cross the color line of international tennis.

No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you.”- Althea Gibson

Althea Gibson, Althea Gibson in Harlem, 1st black tennis player

Orginial photo is of Althea Gibson at the US Open.

3. Naomi Sims (1948-2009)

Often referred to as the first black supermodel, she was the first black model on the cover of Ladies’ Home Journal in November 1968.

Maybe I won’t see it in my lifetime, but there will come a day when it will be quite common to see a black face on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar or Vogue.”-Naomi Sims

Naomi Sims, Naomi Sims in harlem, recreated photos of naomi sims, 1st african american super model

Orginial photo is of Naomi Sims at Harlem’s Lucky Spot Restaurant, 1972.


4. Beyond:  Sintra Bronté’s (1972 Miss Jamaica Poster Photo) (Present)

Sintra Bronte is a female Trinidadian model and entrepreneur. She is best known for her 1972 appearance in a promotional poster for the Jamaican Tourist Board.

MsJamaica, Ms jamaica poster recreated, recreated photos of black women

Original photo taken in 1972 as the Jamaica Tourist Poster.

All recreated photos were taken by Marshall Roach.
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