Photographs by Roy DeCarava. Text by Langston Hughes.
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.
This exhibition was sponsored in part by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.