The Sweet Things in
a Changing Brooklyn Neighbourhood
Russell Frederick has been documenting the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in Brooklyn as part of an ongoing project since 1999. Mr. Frederick, 40, is a member of Kamoinge, a New York-based collective and is working on his first solo exhibition 'Black'.
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Video of the photographer on his exhibition, 'Black'.
Summer 2006: Supa Nova Slom, a rapper, author and community activist, shows off his tribute to Egyptian ancestors. Fulton Street.
Sept. 2008: Shaun Robinson, a native of Trinidad and Tobago who has lived in Bedford-Stuyvesant for more than 20 years.
Dec. 2009: Gail Johnson in her living room. Ms. Johnson was expecting her first child.
Summer 2004: Supreme teaches his stepson how to do up a tie.
Summer 2006: Muslim women.
Summer 2009: Ronni Thomas at the Russell Frederick studio.
April 2005: Easter Sunday fashion statement. Fulton Street.
Oct. 2010: Don Balladin, C.E.O. of a clothing company called Swagstar Nation, in front of an image of Notorious B.I.G. Franklin Avenue.
Sept. 2007: G-lo, a proud father of four.
Summer 2006: The Bloods.
Summer 2010: Maat, a model and makeup artist. Atlantic Avenue.
Summer 2007: Cas, a rapper, waits for Chinese food.
Summer 2005: Mo, an Air Force veteran, returns home after a tour of duty in Afghanistan.
Summer 2005: Pops, a retiree, greets people on their way to work on Fulton Street and Franklin Avenue.
Summer 2009: Rachelle Sanders, a Haitian immigrant.
Winter 2010: Mr. and Mrs. Pritchett have been married 50 years and have lived in Bedford-Stuyvesant for more than 40.
March 2010: Cleveland Sampson, an actor and carpenter, waits for the J train at Chauncey Street.
Aug. 2009: Janell stands beside a tribute to the Black Panthers.
Summer 2006: Ivory holds her godchild close to protect her from the sun. Franklin Avenue.
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