James Van Der Zee,  Couple with Racoon Coats , 1932, Silver gelatin print.

James Van Der Zee, Couple with Racoon Coats, 1932, Silver gelatin print.

JAMES VAN DER ZEE: PORTRAITS

May 2-30, 1999

Presented as a part of Toronto’s 1999 Photography Festival CONTACT.

Documenting the rise of a black middle class during Harlem’s renaissance, VanDerZee’s portraits offer a glimpse into an important part of African-American history.

The exhibition showcased the work of Harlem Renaissance photographer James Van Der Zee.