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Jean Michel Basquiat photo by James Van Der Zee

1982 photo of New York artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat in the style of Harlem Renaissance photographer James Van Der Zee

James Van Der Zee (June 29, 1886 - May 15, 1983) was an African American photographer best known for his portraits of black New Yorkers. He was a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance.National recognition was given to him at age 82, when his collection of 75,000 photographs spanning a period of six decades of African-American life was discovered by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. His photos were featured in 1969 as part of the Harlem on my Mind exhibition. #TodayInBlackHistory

James Van Der Zee I had to dedicate a post to Harlem Renaissance photographer James Augustus Joseph Van Der Zee. Born on June 1886 in Lenox, Massachusetts, James Van Der Zee became the most sought after photographer during the.

This wedding photo is by James Van Der Zee. Mr. Van Der Zee's studio was located on the east side of Lenox Avenue between 123rd and 124th Streets.  It was called G.G.G. Studio.    It was in the above ground basement of a Harlem brownstone. Love their expressions & confidence.

James Van Der Zee I had to dedicate a post to Harlem Renaissance photographer James Augustus Joseph Van Der Zee. Born on June 1886 in Lenox, Massachusetts, James Van Der Zee became the most sought after photographer during the.

Black Jews, Harlem, 1929 | James van der Zee  Moorish Zionist Temple of the Moorish Jews, West 137th Street

James Van Der Zee ~ "The MOORish Zionist Temple of the MOORish Jews" of 1929 look nothing like the Imposter Jews of today.

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