One of my favorite photographers died today; he was 89. His name was Roy DeCarava. He was one of the most skilled and talented photographers EVER. He created incredibly moving images by documenting Black life in the 1950’s, 60’s and onward. His use of light, juxtaposition, texture, tone, and emotion remain unrivaled. He maintained a certain intimacy with his subjects that rendered beautiful images.

I was introduced to his work when I was becoming a photographer. His ability to capture the essence of a mood or moment struck something in me.

Anyone who calls them self an image-maker- painter, photographer, filmmaker – should experience his work.

RIP Roy DeCarava






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