Radcliffe Roye is a Brooklyn based documentary photographer specializing in editorial and environmental portraits and photo-journalism photography. A photographer with over twelve years of experience, Radcliffe is inspired by the raw and gritty lives of grass-roots people, especially those of his homeland of Jamaica. Radcliffe strives to tell the stories of their victories and ills by bringing their voices to matte fibre paper.
Recently, Radcliffe 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, Radcliffe uses this diffused methodology to subtly awake the subconscious and expose the isolated figure or vision painted within a rhetorical frame.
Roye is a professional documentary photographer, member of VII, and Time Magazine Instagram Photographer of the Year 2016. He has worked for TIME, National Geographic, The New York Times Magazine, Vogue, Jet, Ebony, Essence, and New York Newsday. Ruddy’s work as a photographer, activist, and author has earned him a large and diverse following. Roye is a sought after speaker by organizations both interested in his activism and his impactful photographic imagery.