Parting Glance: Roy DeCarava

Roy DeCarava, the Harlem-born photographer known for more than half a century's worth of revealing social documentary photography, has died at age 89.   Obituary


DeCarava was an advocate for young African-American photographers and fought for a more serious portrayal of blacks in art, as opposed to caricatures and stereotypes.

I will remember him most for his amazing and highly recommended book "The Sweet Flypaper of Life", produced in 1955 in collaboration with writer/poet Langston Hughes:


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