Roy DeCarava • New York Times

Friday, 28 April 2017

“The adjectives that trail the work of [Roy] DeCarava and [Bradford] Young as well as the philosophy of [Édouard] Glissant—opaque, dark, shadowed, obscure—are metaphorical when we apply them to language. But in photography, they are literal, and only after they are seen as physical facts do they become metaphorical again, visual stories about the hard-won, worth-keeping reticence of black life itself.” Teju Cole • New York Times