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December 16, 2009
NPR audio: Remembering Roy DeCarava's 60 Years Of Photos
Listen to this really wonderful 18 minute interview with photographer Roy DeCarava on Fresh Air from 1996. DeCarava died October 27 at age 89. What a soulful, sweet, articulate man.
Photo by Roy DeCarava from "The Sound I Saw", published by Phaidon Press in 2001
"Photographer Roy DeCarava, who died Oct. 27 at age 89, dedicated his 60-year career to capturing images of African Americans. His subjects ranged from daily life in his hometown of Harlem to the Civil Rights movement, but his most noted work featured photographs of jazz greats like Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong." -- NPR
For more photos, and to read more of his story, visit NPR.org