the world's greatest storyteller

Wow, this is great! Brooklyn based photographer/graphic designer Horatio Baltz accidently ran into Mr. T-Berry in 2010 while he was out one night taking pictures of New York City... and he's been documenting the one-of-a-kind street raconteur ever since. Check the great clips out below.

“T-Berry is a Harlem based street performer who has been delivering his unique brand of “street story-telling“ to late night Greenwich Village bar-goers since 1985. The stories he performs are traditional folk stories he learned as a child, some of which date back to the late 1800s with origins in the American Slave Trade. Rooted in African American folk culture, the stories have been passed down generations primarily through an oral tradition. With scant interest in his craft and under the constant threat of eviction, T. Berry struggles to survive while attempting to preserve a dying artform.“ - Horatio Baltz