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EYE of an ERA | Chuck Stewart

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1013 East Colonial Drive

Orlando, FL 32803

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Snap! Space presents:

EYE of an ERA | THE PHOTOGRAPHIC LEGACY OF CHUCK STEWART

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.

This retrospective will help people from a broad audience discover or rediscover Chuck Stewart’s work and the jazz community, to raise awareness for Stewart’s contribution to artistic culture as an individual and as a part of the African American originated jazz community. The exhibition will also show his photojournalistic work, bringing first-hand documentation of pivotal moments in history, and display the breadth of social issues Stewart has engaged with through his work.

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With deep apreciation, 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.

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Project funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program.


Info: www.snaporlando.com

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Photo: © Chuck Stewart. John and Alice Coltrane. December 1966. Studio Session, NYC.

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