Title: James Van DerZee: The Picture-Takin' Man.
Publisher: Dodd Mead, New York
Publication Date: 1979
Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition.
A Fine copy in a Near Fine, unclipped dust jacket with light fading to the spine. This biographical study is based on several interviews with Van DerZee and features many of his photographs of Harlem social life from the 20s on into the 70s. Van DerZee began his life as a visual artist in 1920s Harlem photographing family gatherings, weddings, communions, graduations and ceremonies then he came into his own documenting Harlem's social and athletic clubs, its churches and the famous figures of the Harlem Renaissance. Illustrated with many of Van DerZee's black and white photographs. Bookseller Inventory # 25729
Synopsis: A biography of the black photographer who has received acclaim for his prints of Harlem.
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