[ Herunterladen ] ➵ Take a Picture of Me, James Van Der Zee! Autor Andrea J Loney – Bilb-weil.de

A compelling and inspiring biography of photographer James VanDerZee, beautifully written and illustrated The depth of research shines through on every page This is a wonderful picture book for school and home libraries. 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 Beautiful language and illustrations bring African American photographer James VanDerZee to life just as his photographs did for the Harlem Renaissance and the people and culture of Harlem The book is a gift for children and kids a like. This is a wonderful, inspiring bookthe kind you might have read as a child and have never forgotten The bonus is, it feeds the imagination fully, because it s all true More books like these are needed to inspire all children to pursue their interests with perseverance and passion The historical notes at the end are especially appealing, giving greater context to James Van Der Zee s story, a history lesson to adults as well as children, and a reason to give this work a place of honor on the shelf of your favorite reads. A beautifully written picture book biography highlighting the passion and persistence of the humble and talented photographer, James VanDerZee The story is fascinating, the illustrations are stunning and the back matter is like a story in itself Andrea J Loney includes actual photographs taken by James VanDerZee and shows how he retouched images back in the 1930s No wonder this book is scooping up award nominations