Portraits from the Golden Age of Jazz: Photographs by William P. Gottlieb
Portraits from the Golden Age of Jazz features a collection of black and white photographs of jazz musicians by William P. Gottlieb. During the 1930s and 1940s, Gottlieb photographed the contemporary jazz scene for The Washington Post and Down Beat magazine. His incisive portraits evoke the essence of the era and capture unforgettable images of jazz greats such as Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Charlie Parker, and many others.
This website is the online version of Portraits from the Golden Age of Jazz: Photographs by William P. Gottlieb. The exhibition was on view from November 14, 2003 through March 5, 2004, at the University of Virginia Library's Special Collections department in Alderman Library.
Portraits from the Golden Age of Jazz was made possible by the Library of Congress, which acquired Gottlieb's photographs in 1995 through the Ira and Leonore Gershwin Fund. The exhibition was on loan from the Edward J. Gottlieb Collection; the tour was managed by Smith Kramer Fine Arts.
All photographs © William P. Gottlieb.