Roy DeCarava (1919-2009)

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Photographer Roy DeCarava died this week at age 89. DeCarava, whose body of work included famous portraits of jazz greats and subtle images of life in Harlem, was awarded the National Medal of Arts and was the first African American artist to receive a Guggenheim Fellowship. The Carter has four photographs by DeCarava in its collection, and you can see an extensive slide show of his works on the NYT Lens photography blog.

Obituaries:
New York Times
NPR (includes Fresh Air interview with DeCarava from 1996)
Time Magazine

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