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Bruno Barbey, Central Park, New York City, 1967

Duke Ellington and friends, 1943. Photo: Gjon Mili

Pixinguinha le génie de la musique brésilienne (1945)

Sidney Poitier is captured giving an impromptu jazz concert along side with Sonny Stitt on the street corner. Photo by Lacey Crawford, circa 1960s.

Mr. Lee Morgan on trumpet

© Eliot Elisofon, ca. 1954, Louis Daniel ‘Satchmo’ Armstrong
There are few photographers who can even say they captured Africa quite the way Eliot Elisofon did during his lifetime. Besides that he is also famous for his wonderful portraits like the one above. His legacy of photography and filmmaking provides ethnologists, photographers, and historians a fantastic visual record of African life from 1947 to 1973.
What is most notable about Elisofon is at a time when outside cultures were viewing Africa through stereotypes and misconceptions, his photography was always grounded in humanity and respect. (source)
The color version of this image from the archives of LIFE magazine first appeared on January 17, 1955 (source):

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Marcel Duchamp descending a staircase - Eliot Elisofon, New York, 1952