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NYC Photographer wielding copyright in ‘Sunglass Corner’ photo fight
It’s a classic black-and-white photo of several elderly Black men standing outside a Harlem store, capturing a long-past, simpler time uptown. But there’s a hitch — now there’s a painting that’s practically a mirror image of the famous “Sunglass Corner” photograph, and it has cropped up on Facebook, and been featured in few Manhattan art exhibitions. Photographer Cheryl Miller — who took the classic, copyrighted photograph in 1980 — and painter Nate Ladson — who claims his painting is the reproduction of a photo he once saw in a Harlem history book — are at odds.