Gotham Logo Gotham Logo  
 
About The Gotham Center
Main |  Browse | Submit Events | Edit Your Submission

Pioneering Poet of Light: Photographer Florence Vandamm & the Vandamm Studio
NYPL for the Performing Arts, Vincent Astor Gallery

Perhaps the most widely published and least understood visual record of 20th century performing arts, the output of the Vandamm Studio has largely been utilized only as illustrative backdrop for the retelling of Broadway history. The prints, contact sheets, and negatives of theater, music and dance in London (1908 – 1923) and New York (1924 – 1963) are among the Library for the Performing Arts’ most requested treasures. Few are aware that the visionary photographer and portraitist who lent her talent and name to the studio was – a woman and one who opened her first studio in 1908! With a career spanning over five decades, Florence Vandamm was one of the most prolific and widely published female commercial photographers of the early 20th century.

   
Date: November 19, 2013  - February 28, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM-9:00 AM
URL: http://www.nypl.org/events/exhibitions/poet-light-

Search Events
 
Try our Advanced Search

Features:

Donate Now!
Help support the Gotham Center.

Join Our Mailing List
Sign up for the latest news and updates from Gotham.

Gotham History Festival 2001
Read all about it.

Gotham Center in the News

All photography courtesy of the Old York Library

© Gotham Center for New York City History. All Rights Reserved.

The Gotham Center for New York City History
The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, Room 6103
365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016-4309
Telephone: 212-817-8460
FAX: 212-817-1541
E-mail: gotham@gc.cuny.edu