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How Roy DeCarava’s jazz photographs captured the soul of Harlem

How Roy DeCarava's jazz photographs captured the soul of Harlem


https://thevinylfactory.com/features/roy-decarava-kahlil-joseph-fly-paper-harlem/
 
How Roy Decarava's Jazz Photographs Captured The Soul Of Harlem And Influenced A Generation
By Chris May
 
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.
 





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