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4 of The Best Podcast Episodes for James Van Der Zee. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about James Van Der Zee, often where they are interviewed.

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4 of The Best Podcast Episodes for James Van Der Zee. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about James Van Der Zee, often where they are interviewed.

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Ep:005 James Van Der Zee

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James Van Der Zee - The Keenest Eye in Harlem

Oct 06 2019

12mins

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James Van Der Zee – Ep 35 with Andrea J. Loney

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James Van Der Zee was just a young boy when he saved enough money to buy his first camera. He took photos of his family, classmates, and anyone who would sit still for a portrait. By the fifth grade, James was the school photographer and unofficial town photographer. Eventually he outgrew his small town and moved to the exciting, fast-paced world of New York City. After being told by his boss that no one would want his or her photo taken by a black man, James opened his own portrait studio in Harlem. He took photographs of legendary figures of the Harlem Renaissance–politicians such as Marcus Garvey, performers including Florence Mills, Bill -Bojangles- Robinson, and Mamie Smith–and ordinary folks in the neighborhood too. Everyone wanted fancy portraits by James Van Der Zee. Winner of Lee & Low’s New Voices Award, Take a Picture of Me, James Van Der Zee! tells the story of a groundbreaking artist who chronicled an important era in Harlem and showed the beauty and pride of its people.

Andrea J. Loney received her MFA in dramatic writing from New York University. Since then, she has worked various jobs, from screenwriter to teacher of computer skills, and she even ran away to live with a circus. Today Andrea spends most of her time writing the kind of books that she would have enjoyed as a child—stories that celebrate the humanity of all children. She lives with her devoted partner and their embarrassingly spoiled pets in Los Angeles, California.

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Apr 14 2018

56mins

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Harlem Through James Van Der Zee's Lens

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James Van Der Zee was a celebrated African American photographer who documented black New York for much of the 20th century. Van Der Zee was New York's leading black photographer during the Harlem Renaissance. His images emphasized the dignity, beauty and prosperity of black people at a time when the dominant culture didn't.

Oct 17 2016

17mins

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History of Photography Podcast 4 : James Van Der Zee

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Photographer James Van Der Zee was active from the 1920s through the late 1970s, working primarily in his native Harlem neighborhood in New York city.  Through his elegant portraits and images of social, religious and athletic groups, he created an intimate narrative about his community, showing the world a part of America that was rarely seen.

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Jean-Michel Basquiat – Photograph by James Van Der Zee

Feb 09 2015

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