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Roy DeCarava is a Master American photographer. He worked in Harlem during a time when many prominent black artists, musicians and writers were in their prime. He was close to poet Langston Hughes, and would later publish a book with him titled, ‘The Sweet Flypaper of Life’, which chronicled the lives of Harlem residents.
DeCarava?s work harkens to the intense visual imagery and tones that influenced him as an early painter and graphic artist. He cherishes the people, places, and events in his pictures and developed early the means to express his affection. He worked for a time at ‘Sports Illustrated’ magazine, but found it difficult to adjust his style and schedule to the constraints of commercial work. He felt very strongly about maintaining the artistic integrity of his images, and eventually gave up magazine and freelance work in order to take on a job teaching at Hunter College, where he is still a distinguished member of the faculty. In 2006, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts.
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