Happy Birthday Roy DeCarava!! Born in 1919, the American photographer won a scholarship to Cooper Union School of Art but transferred to Harlem Community Art Center. He took up photography initially to record events and images to use in his painting but ended up preferring it as a medium. He was the first African American to win the Guggenheim Award. His series of jazz musicians is his best known work and I am including one taken in 1967, of Duke Ellington, pianist, composer and big band leader.