“Placing the symbolic weight of this mayhem into the palm of my hand brings me comfort and hope.”
The streaming platform has added new documentaries about artists, joining its existing collection of films on Pina Bausch, Roy DeCarava, and others.
A pair of exhibitions at David Zwirner conveys the photographer’s skill at perceiving arresting visual juxtapositions, revealing a consciousness that is supple and keenly insightful.
Over six decades, DeCarava took to the streets of cities like New York City and Washington, DC to cast Black American lives in ways that went beyond documentary or stereotype.
Director Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk and video artist Kahlil Joseph’s “Fly Paper” transmute the aesthetics and storytelling of photographer Roy DeCarava’s 1950s portraits of Harlem.
In honor of the republication of The Sweet Flypaper of Life, Cooper Union will host a panel discussion on their work.
In 1973, a small band of black artists published the Black Photographers Annual, Volume I, a book that changed the history of photography in America.
“And who else is there?” A staff member at a well-known photo festival and I were nearing the end of an awkward conversation.