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Benjamin Cawthra, “Envisioning Jazz: Considering Photography, Race, and American Music”

November 2, 2011 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm  |  Stevenson Fireside Lounge

Benjamin Cawthra, associate professor of history at

Benjamin Cawthra

Benjamin Cawthra

California State University, Fullerton and author of
Blue Notes in Black and White: Photography and Jazz
(Chicago, 2011), discusses the tradition of jazz
photography and its relationship to mid-twentieth
century racial politics. Cawthra will discuss the
connections among the photographers, art directors,
editors, and record producers who crafted a
look for jazz that would sell magazines and
albums. And on the other side of the lens, he
explores how musicians shaped their public
images to further their own nancial and political


November 2, 2011
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Stevenson Fireside Lounge
Humanites 1 University of California, Santa Cruz Cowell College
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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