Radcliffe Roye is a Brooklyn based documentary photographer specializing in editorial and environmental portraits, and photojournalism. A photographer with over thirteen 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 a metallic paper.
Radcliffe has worked with magazines like TIME, National Geographic, New York Times Magazine, Vogue, Jet, Ebony, and Essence and has also worked with local newspapers like The New York Times, New York Newsday. Radcliffe honed his skill as a photojournalist by working as an Associated Press stringer in New York covering journalism events.
Radcliffe has also been instrumental in leading the Instagram charge as a photographer showcasing his interest in his community of Bed-Stuy and Brooklyn as a whole. The images he portrays in his “When Living is a Protest” series has been the talking point of numerous forums on Instagram. Radcliffe returned to using Fujifilm cameras as the cameras, especially the X-T2, helps to bring his stories to the editor’s desk from the field. The recent evolution of the X and GFX camera sensors delivers images that far outweighs the specification of the first X100 he took with him to the Congo and so Radcliffe sees this second stint with Fujifilm as a returning to the steps that started his journey as a photojournalist.
He was asked to take over the New Yorker Instagram feed when Hurricane Sandy ravaged the eastern shores in October 2012. Since then, Radcliffe has been asked by Annenberg Space of Photography, New Orleans PhotoNola, Look3, New York University and Columbia University to lecture to photography students on the rise of Photography on Instagram and the changing face of photojournalism.
Radcliffe’s work is widely sought after for exhibitions all over the world. Most recently his series was showcased at the Steven Kasher Gallery and the Half King in Manhattan. He has travelled as far as the University of Sulaimana in Kurdistan to talk about this and he recently presented his work at The Image Deconstructed Workshop in North Carolina.