Happiness is perfume, you can’t pour it on somebody else without getting a few drops on yourself.
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|Birth:||29th June, 1886|
|Death:||15th May, 1983|
James Van Der Zee was born in Lenox, Massachusetts, USA. He was an African-American photographer best known for his portraits of black New Yorkers. He was a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance. In 1915, he moved to Newark, N.J., where he took a job in a portrait studio, first as a darkroom assistant and then as a portraitist. He also created funeral photographs between the wars. These works were later collected in The Harlem Book of the Dead, with a foreword by Toni Morrison. Among his most famous subjects during this time were Marcus Garvey, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson and Countee Cullen.
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