Through a post on Yehoodi.com, I came across William P. Gottlieb‘s great photos, made available by the Library of Congress.
Although the photos are amazingly beautiful, I sometimes wish to watch them in colour. Just to see what clothes they wore and how the interior decoration looked like. Our imagination of that time is always black and white, isn't it.
Gottlieb was both a notable jazz journalist and a self-taught photographer who captured the personalities of jazz musicians – as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Thelonious Monk, Ella Fitzgerald, and many more – and told their stories with his camera and typewriter.
Celebrated jazz artists come to life in photographs by William P. Gottlieb. His images document the jazz scene in New York City and Washington, D.C., from 1938 to 1948, a time recognized by many as the “Golden Age of Jazz”.
The first 219 images in the set show the photos published alongside the photographer's personal recollections in his book, The Golden Age of Jazz.
More photos will be added each month until all 1,600 are in Flickr.
The Library of Congress is the national library for the United States, based in Washington, DC. They are also the world's largest library.
>> Link: Gottlieb Jazz Photos
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