Ruddy Roye

Radcliffe "Ruddy" Roye is a documentary photographer specializing in editorial and environmental portraits and photojournalism. Roye is inspired by the raw and gritty lives of grass-roots people, especially those of his homeland of Jamaica. He strives to tell the stories of their victories and ills by bringing their voices to matte fibre paper.

Roye began experimenting with interpretative photography, preferring to allow the abstract content within the frame to dictate the voice and purpose of the image. His Elements series focuses on the bold, austere, graphic and emotionally raw imagery that is trapped behind a diffused lens. With painterly abilities, Roye uses this diffused methodology to subtly awake the subconscious and expose the isolated figure or vision painted within a rhetorical frame.

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