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Harlem Photographs 1915-1960's is the perfect introduction to one of the most important American photographers of the 20th century-James Van Der Zee. The book is a fresh take on Van Der Zee that will do much to make the photographer's work accessible to a wide audience.
About the Author
In 1915, James Augustus Joseph Van Der Zee set up a small portrait studio at a music conservatory in Harlem. Within three years, Van Der Zee had raised the money to launch the Guarantee Photo Studio, where he photographed Harlem's burgeoning middle class for the next three decades. Among his more renowned subjects during the period were poet Countee Cullen, Father Divine, dancer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, and the revolutionary Marcus Garvey. Van Der Zee worked predominantly in the studio... read more
James Van Der Zee's Harlem Photographs 1915-1960 is a unique photographic document of African-American life in Harlem. Van Der Zee's images present such a compelling view of their place and their time that upon seeing them it becomes difficult to imagine Harlem though another lens.