The Harlem Renaissance in colour portraits by Carl Van Vechten (US, 1880–1964). As photographer, writer, promotor of literary talent, and critic of dance, theatre and opera for The New York Times, he discovered the then new Kodachrome film in 1939. He asked artists, intellectuals, educators, musicians, composers, dancers, entertainers, and activists—many of them luminaries of the Harlem Renaissance—to sit for him. The collection (1939-64) comprises 1,884 colour slides

The Harlem Renaissance in colour portraits by Carl Van Vechten (US, 1880–1964). As photographer, writer, promotor of literary talent, and critic of dance, theatre and opera for The New York Times, he discovered the then new Kodachrome film in 1939. He asked artists, intellectuals, educators, musicians, composers, dancers, entertainers, and activists—many of them luminaries of the Harlem Renaissance—to sit for him. The collection (1939-64) comprises 1,884 colour slides

Barack Obama, in an augmented photo portrait by Belgian artist Bruno Timmerman

Icons – The portraits of Bruno Timmermans

Barack Obama, in an augmented photo portrait by Belgian artist Bruno Timmerman

James Baldwin, novelist, photographed by Carl van Vechten need to delve into more of his work!

James Baldwin, novelist, photographed by Carl van Vechten need to delve into more of his work!

The Creole Palace Revue at the Hotel Douglas also known as the Harlem of the West in the 1930s and '40s. The club attracted prominent entertainers of the day such as Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, and Count Basie. The Creole Palace featured variety shows, as well as singing, dancing, and comedy.

The Creole Palace Revue at the Hotel Douglas also known as the Harlem of the West in the 1930s and '40s. The club attracted prominent entertainers of the day such as Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, and Count Basie. The Creole Palace featured variety shows, as well as singing, dancing, and comedy.

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