Take a picture of me, James Van Der Zee!

by Loney, Andrea J.,

Format: Print Book 2017.
Availability: Available at 10 Libraries 10 of 13 copies
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Summary
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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "As a child in Lenox, Massachusetts, African American James VanDerZee was impressed by the detail and accuracy of photographic images. He saved his money, purchased a camera, and soon had a thriving photography business. As a young man, he moved to New York, where he honed his skills at retouching photos, worked in a studio darkroom, and eventually became a renowned portraitist of the Harlem Renaissance. Using succinct, upbeat language, Loney chronicles the career highlights of this largely unfamiliar artist, from his childhood through the 1969 Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit, Harlem on My Mind, which featured many of his photographs. An afterword fills in additional details, especially about his personal life and the financial difficulties he faced in later years. Mallett's acrylic-on-canvas illustrations favor sepia tones, and many compositions are based on actual VanDerZee photographs. The art will help readers to visualize this iconic setting and imbues a sense of pride in one of Harlem's unsung heroes. A fascinating addition to the picture-book biography shelf.--Weisman, Kay Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In an absorbing debut, Loney introduces African-American photographer VanDerZee, who moved from Massachusetts to Harlem at age 18 with a dream and a camera: "He saw what was special in everyone and captured each person's story on film." Mallett's lush acrylic paintings glow with a golden light in several scenes, treating his subject (and the Harlem Renaissance movement he documented) with the same reverence VanDerZee brought to his work. Loney closes on a triumphant note with VanDerZee's photographs on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. An extensive afterword features several of VanDerZee's photographs and additional insights into his life and work. Ages 7-11. Author's agent: Jill Corcoran, Jill Corcoran Agency. (June) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Van Der Zee, James, -- 1886-1983 -- Juvenile literature.
Van Der Zee, James, -- 1886-1983.
Photographers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American photographers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Harlem Renaissance -- Juvenile literature.
Photographers.
African Americans.
Harlem Renaissance.
Biographies.
Publisher New York, NY :2017.
Edition First edition.
Contributors Mallett, Keith, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
ISBN 9781620142608
1620142600
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