jeudi 19 août 2010

Herman Leonard passes away

Herman Leonard, icon photographer of Jazz scenes, has died at the age of 87 on August 14th in Los Angeles. He was famous for his "smoky," backlighted B and W photos of Jazz greats like Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, and Charlie Parker. Over 60,000 of his negatives are stored at the Ogdon Museun. He returned to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and was featured in the 2005 BBC Sundance Documentary “Saving Jazz," and was featured in the 2006 BBC documetnary "Saving Jazz."

Herman Leonard in 2004

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