Jazz Photographers

Max Roach

Listening to the radio this afternoon, I heard that jazz drummer Max Roach passed away. In finding a portrait of him, I am reminded of all the great jazz photographs by people such as Francis Wolff, Herman Leonard, Roy DeCarava, Gordon Parks, and even Larry Fink, and Lee Friedlander (I am sure there are countless others, but those come to mind first).

A Great Day in Harlem

When I was growing up as a jazz musician, before I fell into photographing, I would look at photographs of the jazz giants—aspiring to be like them in some way. Here are some that are still inspiring.

Count Basie Band





About Richard Boutwell

I am an emerging photographer originally from the Hi-Desert of Southern California, and relocated to Bucks County, Pennsylvania in 2002 for an intensive apprenticeship with the photographers Michael A. Smith and Paula Chamlee. I now live in Philadelphia, and concentrate on my own projects and writing.
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