James van der Zee - Couple with a Cadillac (detail), 1932

James Van Der Zee

United States 1886 - 1983

Photography

James Van Der Zee
James Van Der Zee
Male
United States
1886
March 28, 2013

James Van Der Zee was an African-American photographer best known for his portraits of black New Yorkers. He was a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance – a cultural, social, and artistic explosion during the 1920s.

Featured image: James van der Zee – Couple with a Cadillac (detail), 1932