Death in Harlem: James VanDerZee’s Funerary Portraits.

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James VanDerZee (1886 – 1983) is best known for his exquisite portraits of black New Yorkers in Harlem. His famous studio also offered the service of funerary portraits, creating a body of work that documented the lives of the African American middle class at every stage of life and beyond…

Death in Harlem: James VanDerZee’s Funerary Portraits


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