Topic: james vanderzee

The Backstory

Death in Harlem: James VanDerZee’s Funerary Portraits

Famed photographer James VanDerZee’s beautiful, ethereal post-mortem portraits are about far more than death.

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Courtesy Thomas Allen Harris
Out There

Through A Lens Darkly: History and Identity in African American Photography

Through A Lens Darkly, an extraordinary new documentary by filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris, provides a deep, rich dive into the history of African American photography

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