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Roy DeCarava dies at 89; art photographer depicted the African American experience
Roy DeCarava dies at 89; art photographer depicted the African American experience

Roy DeCarava, an art photographer whose pictures of everyday life in Harlem helped clarify the African American experience for a wider audience, has died. He was 89. He died Tuesday in New York City, his daughter Wendy DeCarava said. The cause was not given. DeCarava (pronounced Dee-cuh-RAH-vah) photographed Harlem during the 1940s, '50s and '60s with an insider's view of the subway stations, restaurants, apartments and especially the people who lived in the predominantly African American neighborhood. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Roy DeCarava obituary: The obituary of art photographer Roy DeCarava in Thursday's Section A misstated the first name of Peter...

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