There was temptation to call Walt Peregoy a male Mary Blair.
In recent interview with the Animation Guild he recounts his experience working in the animation industry with....illustrated language.
American photographer, Erik Falkesteen.
Born in Denmark, Erik came to NYC in the 1960's it was still really NYC. He began a photo odyssey, which took him from the streets 1960's-70's Manhattan, to a very recent post-Jim Crow south, to Eastern Europe and Africa.
Erik shot everything from everyday New Yorkers, to African presidents (Jomo Kenyatta, Julius Nyerere), folk singers (Pete Seeger) the Berlin Wall, and strange little boys named Kimathi.
A large selection of his work can be viewed (and purchased) online at the link above and below. For the individuals above, you can search them by name on the site.