Interview: Harlem Photographer Rudy Collins

April 11, 2015

rudy collinsThe latest installment of our Harlem Interview series, where we get to know the people in our neighborhood:

Harlem World: Do you have brothers and/or sisters? Where were you born? Are you married or single?

RC: I have four brothers. I was born in Harlem Hospital on Lenox Avenue. I’m single

HW: What is your profession?

RC: Retired from Department Director of Meter Collections NYCDOT

HW: Who has been your greatest inspiration?

RC: My cousin who passed away from colon cancer.

HW: What are you reading these days?

RC: The Price of Inequality by Joseph Stiglitz

HW: What’s your favorite music and why?

RC: Jazz. It soothes

HW: What is your most treasured possession?

RC: My children and grandchildren

HW: What is your favorite quote?

RC: “By any means necessary”

HW: Who would you like to meet and why?

RC: Michael Eric Dyson. So many questions to ask.

HW: If you could, what would you give the world as a gift?

RC: Peace and Love

HW: What is your proudest accomplishment?

RC: My last position

HW: What’s your one favorite place in Harlem?

RC: 125th Street

HW: Do you a question you would like to ask yourself?

RC: Where do you see yourself in 5 years

HW: What are your business links for readers (Facebook, Twitter, website, etc.,):

RC: You can check me out at Facebook at Facebook,com/Rudycollins, and my photo page is at

HW Thank you.

RC: Thank you.

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