Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Roy DeCarava

DeCarava, who was born in Harlem in 1919, was the first Black American to win a Guggenheim Fellowship.  He worked with langston hughes to create a photo/poetry book of harlem called 'The Sweet Flypaper Of Life'.  I have put here 8 different photos from that collection and a couple, I think, from 'The Sound I Saw'.  His sense of light and the way he lets the darkness fill in form and bcome physically present in his shots is astounding to me.  And, of course, I love his geometrics!  I encourage everyone to look up more of his work.  At the bottom of the last photo I will put a link to more information about him :~)