Carl Van Vechten’s Harlem Renaissance Portraits at Beinecke Library: Online Exhibition November 5, 2020 / Kasia Boddy / 0 Comments A novelist, critic, and promoter of the arts, Carl Van Vechten was also an avid portrait photographer, beginning when he first acquired a Leica camera in 1932. By 1939, he had made it his mission to photograph every notable African American working in the arts. Van Vechten’s prints, donated to the Library of Congress and Beinecke Library, as well as other individuals and institutions, number in the tens of thousands. His subjects included dancers, actresses, writers, artists, activists, singers, social critics, educators, journalists, socialites, and aesthetes. Uncategorized Previous post Jean Toomer and “A Drama of the Southwest” with Vinson Cunningham at the Beinecke Next post Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration at MoMA Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.