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Jamaican-born photographer captures difficult stories

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Ruddy Roye

Ruddy Roye aka Radcliffe Roye (born 1969, Jamaica) Ruddy Roye is a Brooklyn-based documentary photographer specializing in editorial and environmental portraits, and photojournalism. The photographer, who has over fifteen years of experience, is inspired by the raw and gritty lives of grass-roots people, especially those of his homeland of Jamaica. Ruddy strives to tell the stories of their victories and ills by bringing their voices to social media and matte-fiber paper. Ruddy is a part of the Kamoinge black photographers collective and was featured in recent documentary “Through a Lens Darkly” a feature film on Black Photographers and photography in America. Ruddy Roye is currently listed as one of The 50 Greatest Street Photographers Right Now

Ruddy Roye started taking photos of people in his community more than 10 years ago.

Since then this Jamaican-born photographer has taken hundreds of photos that highlight the deep emotions expressed in the faces of people from various background.

Roye’s work has been recognized and celebrated and in 2016 he earned the Instagrammer of the year award. Here is Roye in a recent interview with TIME.


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