Roy DeCarava R.I.P. 12/9/1919 - 10/27/2009

decarava.jpgRoy DeCarava, a Jamaican-American photographer, died on Tuesday, a month and a half shy of what would have been his 90th birthday. Three years ago, Garnette Cadogan wrote about DeCarava for CultureCatch in the context of a large DeCarava retrospective show.

While that occasion has passed, Mr. Cadogan's examination of DeCarava's greatness is still an acutely observed summary of the photographer's life and work. I would encourage everyone to click on the link above and read Mr. Cadogan's very fine article.

At left is one of DeCarava's many photographs of John Coltrane in action.

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