Rudy’s World: Capturing The Black Experience In Fashion Opening Reception At The Royal Kente Gallery In Harlem

By Rudy Collins

On Saturday, February 5, 2022, The Royal Kente Gallery held an opening reception for the “Capturing the Black Experience in Fashion” photo exhibit.

Gallery owner Mrs. Gbedemah hosted the event at The Royal Kente Gallery, at 2373 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd, cross street 139th Street in Harlem, check out their site at

A nice “socially distanced” crowd attended the show and enjoyed the work:

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A diverse group of photographers’ hard work was showcased their beautiful and striking imagery from Harlem legend Dapper Dan to fashion icon who was a favorite of Harlem Andre Leon Tally.

In true Harlem style, Harlem Fashion Week founders Tandra Birkett and Yvonne Jewnell (who just completed Harlem Fashion Week 2022) gave the photographers their props for the great work they produced.

Related: Find more Rudy’s World here.

Rudy Collins, You can check me out on Facebook at Facebook,com/Rudycollins, and my photo page is at

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