Ray West, Kanye West's dad was one of AJC's first black photojournalists

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Photos by Ray West, Kanye West's father and one of the first black photojournalists for the AJC.

Did you know that Ray West—Kanye West's father—was one of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's first black photojournalists?

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Some of his iconic work from the 1970s and 80s includes photos of President Ronald Reagan in 1983, a portrait of poet, novelist and civil rights activist Maya Angelou, photos of the Rev. Ralph David Abernathy and many more.

Browse through some of his work in the video above.