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The Sound of My Soul: Frank Stewart's Life in Jazz


The Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art presents a thorough retrospective of the jazz photography of Frank Stewart for our Fall exhibition, curated by Ruth Fine. Frank Stewart’s deep investigation of his African American roots through music, coupled with his intimate back- and on-stage access, offer a rich view of the jazz world via a post-modern vision that is firmly rooted in diverse artistic traditions. Jazz legends and younger stars -- Miles Davis, Ellis Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, Cassandra Wilson, Etienne Charles, and Cécile McLorin Salvant among them -- are featured in eighty photographs. They include gelatin silver prints and large-size digital compositions created since 1973 by Stewart, lead photographer for Jazz at Lincoln Center and the 2017 winner of the Jazz Journalists Association Award for Career Excellence.


Opening Reception: September 16th, 2019. 6-8 pm.


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