I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. — Og Mandino

po_Zee-James-Van-DerJames Van Der Zee (June 29, 1886 – May 15, 1983) was an African-American photographer best known for his portraits of black New Yorkers.

He was a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Aside from the artistic merits of his work, Van Der Zee produced the most comprehensive documentation of the period.

 

 

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