- NAME: Roy DeCarava
- OCCUPATION: Photographer
- BIRTH DATE: December 09, 1919
- DEATH DATE: October 27, 2009
- EDUCATION: Cooper Union School of Art, Harlem Community Art Center, George Washington Carver Art School
- PLACE OF BIRTH: New York City, New York
- PLACE OF DEATH: New York City, New York
- AKA: Roy DeCarava
- Full Name: Roy Rudolph DeCarava
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Roy DeCarava was an American photographer who created some of the most iconic images we have of the Civil Rights Movement and jazz musicians in motion.
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Roy DeCarava started off painting but traded in his brushes for a camera. His images of African-American life—scenes in Harlem, the civil rights movement and jazz musicians—are now iconic. In 1952, DeCarava was the first black photographer to receive a Guggenheim grant. In 1996, the Museum of Modern Art put on a retrospective of his work. DeCaravawas awarded a National Medal of Arts in 2006. He died in New York City on October 27, 2009.
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