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Roy DeCarava (December 9, 1919 – October 27, 2009) was an African American painter and photographer who resided in Harlem, New York City. DeCarava was known for his work chronicling the lives of African-Americans and jazz artists in Harlem. DeCarava came to be known as a founder of a photography style separate from the "social documentary" style of his predecessors who documented African-American life. His use of shadows in his photography underscored the way African-Americans were being questioned by society during the civil rights era.
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