Community Journal on hand to help salute late photographer Harry Kemp with street sign unveiling

Written by admin   // July 21, 2013   // 0 Comments

A street sign was unveiled Friday, July 12, honoring legendary photographer and Community Journal contributor Harry Kemp, the “Gordon Parks” of Milwaukee’s Black community. Family members and a number of dignitaries from the city and county, including photographers influenced and inspired by Harry, were on hand for the ceremony, which took place in the middle of King Drive. The sign is located across the street from the Community Journal’s offices (where Kemp contributed a multitude of photos for over 30 years) at the corner of King and sixth street. Standing in front of a Milwaukee County Transit Bus (Harry’s preferred mode of transportation to assignments throughout the community) with a picture of the photographer in the front window are his brother and sisters (left to right) Yvonne Kemp, JoAnne Kemp and William Kemp.


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