The Photographs and Prints Division is strong in its holdings of fine art and documentary photographers' portfolios.
The Division's portfolios often contain large-format photographs by a single photographer, and in many cases comprise a photo series on a given subject. Among P&P's portfolios are two of the Division's largest collections, the Austin Hansen collection and the Morgan and Marvin Smith collection. Both collections originated from Harlem-based photography studios, and extensively document Harlem's social, cultural, and political life during the 20th century.
Other photographers include:
Photographers' portfolios can be found by searching the NYPL Legacy Catalog (narrowed down to "Schomburg Photographs and Prints" under "Collection") and searching for the word "portfolio" as keyword.