|Roy DeCarava was a jazz photographer, artist and Harlem local who captured everyday life in the Manhattan district like no-one else. Through a sparing, striking use of natural light, DeCarava's exploration of the aesthetics of blackness was revolutionary, developing a visual mode that challenged the era's cultural assumptions around race, poverty and artistic representation. Continue Reading
Coltrane on soprano, 1963. Photograph by Roy DeCarava(c) Estate of Roy DeCarava 2017. All Rights Reserved.