Authors and Artists for Young Adults, Volume 66: A by Dwayne Hayes

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Studio photographers such as James Van Der Zee documented that period, but there had been no black photographers working in a purely artistic vein. Later came Gordon Parks, who was also a renowned photojournalist, but Harlem’s glory days had faded a bit by the 1940s. It was still home to a black middle class and a thriving jazz scene, but the area had been hard hit by the Great Depression, and in the post-World War II years was considered dangerously overcrowded and an example of some of the more negative aspects of black urban America.

Contributor to magazines and anthologies, including Starlight 2, Vanishing Acts, Starlight 3, and The Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy, edited by Charles N. Brown and Jonathan Strahan, Eos/HarperCollins (New York, NY), 2004. Short-story writer, and freelance technical writer. Has worked as an in-house technical writer. Ⅲ Ⅲ Awards, Honors Nebula Award, 1990, for “Tower of Babylon,” and 1998, for “Story of Your Life”; Hugo nomination, 1991, for “Tower of Babylon,” 1992, for “Under- Sidelights To paraphrase former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, never were so many awards won by one writer for so few works.

The fruits of the WPA can still be seen in the large-scale murals found in post offices and other government buildings. After entering a citywide artistic competition, DeCarava won a scholarship to study architecture and sculpture at the Cooper Union Institute. He spent two years there, but had a hard time dealing with what he felt was institutionalized discrimination against its minority students. He went instead to the Harlem Art Center on 125th Street, where he studied painting and printmaking.

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