Wednesday, May 12, 2010

W. Eugene Smith - The Jazz Loft Project

W. Eugene Smith from 821 Sixth Avenue, 1957-1965Round Midnight ... W Eugene Smith captures Thelonious Monk and his Town Hall band in rehearsal, 1959. Photograph courtesy of the W Eugene Smith archive at the Centre for Creative Photography, University of Arizona/Heirs of W Eugene Smith.

In 1957, Eugene Smith, a thirty-eight-year-old magazine photographer, walked out of his comfortable settled world—his longtime well-paying job at Life and the home he shared with his wife and four children in Croton-on-Hudson, New York—to move into a dilapidated, five-story loft building at 821 Sixth Avenue (between Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth streets) in New York City’s wholesale flower district. Smith was trying to complete the most ambitious project of his life, a massive photo-essay on the city of Pittsburgh. Read more.....

1 comment:

  1. Cool. Fits the image of one of my imaginary lives.



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