Roy DeCarava’s Play of Sun and Shade
Poet Fred Moten finds that, in its absence, color is everywhere in a Roy DeCarava photograph from 1952.
Mar 11, 2021
The text below is excerpted from the MoMA publication Among Others: Blackness at MoMA, edited by Darby English and Charlotte Barat. Chosen by the New York Times as one of the Best Art Books of 2019 and by ARTNews as one of the Best Art Books of the Decade, Among Others is the first substantial exploration of a major museum’s uneven historical relationship with Black artists, Black audiences, and the broader subject of racial Blackness. For the next few months, we will be featuring selected excerpts on Magazine.