"ROY DECARAVA: A RETROSPECTIVE" par Peter GALASSI. Editions The Museum of Modern Art, New York. 1996.
ROY DECARAVA : A RETROSPECTIVE
"ROY DECARAVA: A RETROSPECTIVE" par Peter GALASSI. Editions The Museum of Modern Art, New York. 1996. Petit in-4, dos droit, couverture souple cartonnée photo. 280 pages. Texte en anglais de Peter Galassi & Sherry Turner DeCarava, illustré de nombreuses reproductions photographiques noir & blanc, 43 in-texte et 194 hors texte. Ouvrage réalisé dans le cadre de l'exposition éponyme itinérante qui débuta au MoMA, New York, du 25 Janvier au 07 Mai 1996.
"The nearly 200 superb plates in this book survey a half-century of work by a great American photographer. A master of poetic contemplation and of sensual tonalities in black and white, DeCarava is, above all, a photographer of people. In his pictures of couples and children, of men at work and protesters on the march, he presents a compelling unity of private feeling and social conviction. Born in 1919, DeCarava was trained as a painter and printmaker. He turned to photography in the late 1940s and in 1952 he won a Guggenheim Fellowship, the first awarded to an African-American photographer. His early photographs of life in Harlem, at once tender and unsentimental, announced a powerful new talent. In 1956 he embarked on an extended series of jazz pictures... In the early 1960s, photographs of workers in New York's garment district and of civil right protests brought a new boldness to his work, as his style became leaner without losing its lyric grace. A life-long New Yorker, DeCarava has almost always worked close to home, making from his own world the expansive world of his art..." Ref LPB0530