Thursday, February 13, 2014

☞ REMEMBER: Harlem by Van Vechten

We made a decoupage collection based on the recent article about Carl Van Vechten and how the notable writer captured some great color images of the Harlem renaissance giants of the day on film.  Van Vechten was a close confident to many of Harlem's cultural leaders old or new by 1939 and captured vibrant portraits using new technology that introduced color to film.   One will find a more mature Langston Hughes along with newer upstarts such as James Baldwin, Harry Belafonte, Alvin Ailey and a very young James Earl Jones.  Check out the full article and see what the original Kodachrome photos really looked like on the New Yorker blog site:  LINK

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