Dancer's Legs, cir. 1956 by Roy DeCarava / Gelatin silver print / DeCarava's celebrated series of images of dancers and musicians evoke the energy of a Harlem dance hall and an emotional connection to the music. DeCarava is known for his preference not to use the flash, relying on the natural light of the scene. As a result, his photographs are dark and velvety—often with much of the image obscured in the shadows—creating both ambiguity and an incredible depth of tone.
By the time Decavara was painting his portraits of Harlem life in the 1950’s, long after the “Renissance” had receded into history, Harlem was a very different community. Description from commentariesonthetimes.wordpress.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images