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Roy DeCarava, the child of a single mother in Harlem, turned that neighborhood into his canvas. He went on to become one of the most important photographers of his generation by chronicling the lives of its ordinary people and its jazz giants. DeCarava was the first African American photographer to win a Guggenheim Fellowship. He was awarded the National Medal of Arts from the National Endowment for the Arts, the highest award given to artists by the United States Government. In one of the longest careers in the field of fine art photography, DeCarava produced five major books, including The Sound I Saw and The Sweet Flypaper of Life as well as landmark museum catalogs and retrospective surveys from the Friends of Photography and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Description: INSCRIBED BY ROY DECARAVA on the title page “August 21, 1982 For Cecil and Mercedes B__ Best Wishes and Thanks  Roy DeCarava”. Hard bound with dust jacket. Oatmeal cloth boards in full binding with black lettering on front and spine. 1982 Roy DeCarava book party and signing  card Laid in. Some wear to dust jacket edges, otherwise very good. Interior clean and binding sound.

Bookseller Inventory #30343

Roy Decarava: Photographs
Alinder, James; Decarava, Sherry Turner

Publisher: Friends of Photography
Publication Date: 1981
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition:Very Good
Signed: Signed & Inscribed by Roy DeCarava



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