Gazelle Mba

Gazelle Mba works at the LRB.

On Roy DeCarava

Gazelle Mba, 7 April 2022

Two walls​ and a lightbulb, that’s all it took. For any other photographer, a subject so simple, seemingly lacking the high-stakes drama and political critique associated with American documentary photography of this period (Gordon Parks’s protest shots, Robert Frank’s The Americans, Diane Arbus’s weirdos), wouldn’t be worth the film it was shot on – but...

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