Camilo José Vergara

Photographer and Writer

November 13, 2013

8:00 p.m.
"Harlem:  The Unmaking of a Ghetto"
Hastings Hall
180 York Street

An Urban Studies at Yale Event

About Camilo José Vergara

Camilo Jose Vergara is a Chilean born photographer and writer. His subjects are: representing time, the American ghetto, ruins, and American popular culture. His works have been widely exhibited, most recently in the New York Historical Society (Martin Luther King Jr.:  The Dream Continues, 2013), the Museum of the City of New York (Tiny Towers: 1970–2011, 2011–12), and the National Building Museum, Washington D. C. (Detroit Is no Dry Bones), 2012; How the Other Half Worships, 2009). Amongst his publications are Harlem: The Unmaking of a Ghetto (forthcoming, 2013), How the Other Half Worships, 2005, The New American Ghetto (1995), and Twin Towers Remembered (2001). In 2002 Vergara was awarded a MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant and he was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Obama in 2013. His website is