A black and white group portrait of attendees of the First Annual Black Photographers' Dinner. The large group contains members of Kamoinge black photographer's group and dinner honorees Roy DeCarava and James Van Der Zee. The group is pictured posing for the camera in an open, loft-like room with white walls and white columns in teh center of the room. DeCarava and Van Der Zee are pictured seated in the middle of the group. Photographer Louis Draper stands just behind and between them, and photographer Anthony Barboza kneels just to the left of Van Der Zee. Photographer Al Fennar stands in the second row, second from the left, next to a man in a white sailor's cap. Fennar stands with his left fist in the air. Beuford Smith is pictured in front of the white columns, wearing eyeglasses, mouth open. The other members of the group have not yet been identified. The only inscription, #66, appears on the back of the print.
A black and white photographic portrait of James Van Der Zee. Van Der Zee is seated center frame, looking at the camera. His right hand holds a wooden cane; his left elbow rests on top of the cane and holds a cigar. Behind him is a white wall with two doors; a suit jacket and two empty hangers hang from the top of the door on the right. Below the jacket is a dark colored storage trunk piled with papers and packages sits directly behind Van Der Zee. The title and date is handwritten below the print, along with the artist's signature. The back of the print also has an inscription with the title and date, along with the location, and the photographer's stamp.