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Vanderzee: Photographer : 1886-1983

by Deborah Willis-Braithwaite

Other authors: Rodger C. Birt (Contributor)

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0810939231, Hardcover)

James VanDerZee was one of the great American photographers of the 20th century and the leading African-American photographer of his day. This survey of his work includes his late portraits, as well as many of his best-known photographs and some new discoveries. There are also two revealing essays, one by Deborah Willis, author of "Black Photographers, 1840-1988", which shows how VanDerZee used his artistic powers to shape a collective image of his world, and a biographical text by Rodger Birt that tells the story of the discovery of VanDerZee by the world outside Harlem in 1969.

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