Thank you William Gottlieb!!!

While sourcing images for my “Teaser”, I came across the fact that William Gottlieb (January 28, 1917 – April 23, 2006), according to his wishes left his entire photographic collection to the public domain on February 16, 2010. With that he gave the world some of the most enduring images from the Golden Age of Jazz (1938-1948).

He documented a time in a way that is so intimate, you can almost hear the performance, let alone feel it. Here is one of my all time favorites of the great Billy Holiday:

For those interested, view the splendor:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/sets/72157624588645784

 

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