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Steve Schapiro and Herb Boyd in New York

Civil rights and The Fire Next Time

May 2017: TASCHEN New York welcomed photographer Steve Schapiro with writer and activist Herb Boyd in a discussion of James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time.

Readers and fans filled the gallery to celebrate Baldwin and Schapiro’s experience of the Civil Rights movement, focusing on the former’s distinct photographic techniques and revisiting the social setting of Harlem at the time. Afterwards, guests were able to have their favorite TASCHEN titles personalized and autographed by Schapiro himself.