In the summer of 1970, one of the leading photographers for Paris Match magazine spent six weeks in Harlem, New York, and his images became the cover story for the magazine in October that year. Jack Garofalo’s pictures capture this area of New York after a period of major societal changes that had taken place during the preceding decade. According to Mashable:
In the 1960s, large numbers of residents left Harlem for neighborhoods in Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx, seeking better schools, improved housing and a stronger sense of safety. Left in Harlem were the people who couldn’t afford to or chose not to move.