Roy DeCarava Profiled in New Yorker

September 17th, 2019

Hilton Als pens a piece on photographer Roy DeCarava this week in The New Yorker, reflecting on the development of his craft and his impact on the world of African-American art. “I’m not sure if the immediacy of photography—the ability to record one’s impressions of the world relatively quickly—contributed to DeCarava’s love of the medium,” he writes, “but as a young black man he knew something about how ephemeral life could be, and about the forces around him that didn’t want him to exist at all.”

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