The Sweet Flypaper of Life

Photographs by Roy DeCarava. Text by Langston Hughes.


June 8, 2019October 27, 2019

Location: Rubenstein Library Photography Gallery

This exhibition offers a unique opportunity to celebrate and study the classic collaborative photobook by Roy DeCarava and Langston Hughes. For this special exhibit, all 106 pages from the recent facsimile reprinting of The Sweet Flypaper of Life are installed in the Photography Gallery to allow viewers a rare opportunity to examine the entire sequence of the 141 photographs included in the book, as well as the relationships between text and image from page to page.