The Fahey/Klein Gallery is pleased to present Legends of Jazz Photography, featuring the works of Herman Leonard, William Gottlieb, and William Claxton, along with “Trust,” a series of new photographs by renowned Rock and Roll photographer Jim Marshall. The Legends of Jazz Photography exhibition is a photographic journey through the golden years of the Jazz, Blues and Bebop eras that document the larger-than-life legends that comprise the visual album of America’s music. Focusing on the life and times of famed artists such as Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk among countless others, this exhibition features a selection from their extensive photographic history.
For the first time, Marshall shares images from his archive of color photographs – many which have never been seen. Published in his recent book of the same title (Trust, Omnibus 2009), the title refers to Marshall’s notion that having the artist’s trust is what led him to be able to take such revealing photographs: “I feel that in my photographs there is a trust given by the artists. When I point the camera at somebody, there’s a covenant, and I will not violate that trust.”