Eye of an Era: Chuck Stewart
April 26 – July 27, 2019
Snap! Space presents Eye of an Era: The Photographic Legacy of Chuck Stewart. Exhibition curated by Patrick and Holly Kahn, with deep appreciation, and special thanks to Kyle Eagle for his passion of Jazz and photography, and for introducing us to Kim Stewart, and the Chuck Stewart Estate.
Charles Stewart [1927-2017] was an American photographer best known for his portraits of jazz singers and musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, John Coltrane, Ella Fitzgerald, and Miles Davis. His career spanned over 70 years, and he photographed for more than 2000 albums. Many of his works are archived at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Also shown are his photojournalistic works, bringing first-hand documentation of pivotal moments in history, and displaying the breadth of social issues Stewart has engaged with through his career.
John and Alice Coltrane
John and Alice Coltrane, Ascension session, Van Gelder Studios, New Jersey, 1966.
Billie Holiday live, 1955.
Quincy Jones, Mercury recording session, NYC, 1961.
Eric Dolphy in studio, NYC, 1964.
Aretha Franklin, Atlantic Records recording session, NYC, 1967.
Duke Ellington in studio, 1962.
James Brown, King Records recording session, NYC, 1966.
Erroll Garner in studio, 1963.
Thelonious Monk, live at the Monterey Jazz Festival, California, 1966.
Cab Calloway, recording studio, 1966.
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