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Roy DeCarava

Roy DeCarava Photo (AP News)
Roy DeCarava Photo (AP News)

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January 01, 2014 "Hi Leslie, will treasure the time spent with Roy and Terry during our social activist efforts 1967 with Black Is Beautiful Cultural Arts Committee.He had a strong determined spirit!"
September 28, 2012 "Hi Leslie,
Your Dad was a really sophicated gentleman and I know you guys are proud of him. I'm living in Florida now and I have lost contact with Vinny and I am hoping you can have him call me at 818-802-0412 or send me an email so I can get touch with him. email

God Bless

Ozelle Jones aka OZ" - ozelle jones (Jacksonville, FL)
April 03, 2010 "For Roy...whose black-and-white images captured Harlem's everyday life and jazz greats who performed there.


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.

© Joe Fazio
~ /Joe Fazio,
Beverly Hills, California"
November 24, 2009 "My sincere condolences to the Decarava family. I much admired Mr Decarava's work.

Julian Sparacino
Raleigh Nc"
November 24, 2009 "Our sympathies to the DeCarava family on such a loss. We're so grateful for the wonderful legacy Roy leaves behind. I hope the Bible's promises for the future will bring you comfort in the days ahead." - Ryan Wesley (CA)
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Obituary for Roy DeCarava
NEW YORK (AP) — Photographer Roy DeCarava (dee-kuh-RAH'-vah), whose black-and-white images captured Harlem's everyday life and jazz greats who...
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