Although Carl Van Vechten made his name as a writer, he began to explore photography in the early 1930s, photographing luminaries of the Harlem Renaissance, including Joyce Bryant. His photographic project represents a rich and lasting record of one man’s interest in a culture that he believed represented the “essence of America.” Click the link in our bio to see more.
Dorothy West (June 2, 1907 – August 16, 1998) was a novelist and short story writer who was part of the Harlem Renaissance. She is best known for her novel The Living Is Easy, about the life of an upper-class black family.
Langston Hughes, a Harlem Renaissance poet, helped pave the way for African American writers to be heard in the 1900's with his first published book "The Weary Blues" which was published in 1926. This was yet another way that Modernist literature was creating a new atmosphere in American Society.