Founded in 1997 by Sharon Cohen, ‘Figure Skating in Harlem’ continues to provide young women of color a space to build confidence. While receiving academic support, the students develop leadership abilities and figure skating instructions on & off the ice. Photographed by Flo Ngala, the images show different members of the skating team at dress rehearsals, as they gear up for an upcoming competition.
Check out the article in today’s NYTimes style section!
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Figure Skating in Harlem as captured by me for The New York Times is liveee. Please read online or pick up a print version in the Sunday paper tomorrow. @simplylovia’s amazing reportage and my images on the organization that has given girls of color from Uptown the gift of sport in a way we may have otherwise never been afforded it. Mad proud and emotional about this! Thank you @lyonse for the opportunity to work on this piece, thank you @figureskatinginharlem for the opportunity to skate for 10+ years of my life! #HarlemWorld