I meant to post a link to this amazing slide show from the end of October a while back:
In the 1950’s, photography was hardly considered art. If you wanted to be taken seriously as a photographer, you snapped mountains and models — not your neighbors. It also helped to be white. But Roy DeCarava, turned all of that on its head. He died this week at the age of 89…. (Source)
Link includes slide show, an NPR story and an interview.