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Take a Picture of Me, James Van Der Zee!
Gary Anderson's review
Dec 05, 2017
Andrea J. Loney’s Take a Picture of Me, James VanDerZee is a picture book biography of one of the most important figures from the Harlem Renaissance. As a photographer, James VandDerZee created portraits that captured and celebrated the lives of Harlem residents in ways that eventually showed the rest of the world the lives of middle-class black citizens. In an age when photography studios are in our pockets, the story of James VanDerZee and the art of photography is important to remember, not only because of his role in elevating the art of portraiture but because of how his dignified work challenged derogatory stereotypes of black Americans.
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December 5, 2017 – Shelved
December 5, 2017 – Finished Reading