5 African American Photographers That Capture the Essence of The Black Experience

Photography has become a very mainstream art form that has really begun to deeply explore Black subjects in recent years. Despite the recent interest on platforms, Black Photographers have been around for a long time documenting everyday life with a fine art perspective. Here are 5 great Photographers that display and elevate Black beauty.

Roy DeCarava

(December 9, 1919 – October 27, 2009) Often coined as as a founder in the field of black and white fine art photography, DeCarava had a career that expanded 6 decades that started with him focusing on Black livelihood and jazz musicians in Harlem. He encouraged other fine art photographers in addition to publishing numerous art books including The Sweet Flypaper of Life with Langston Hughes.