African American Music Photographs of African American Musicians

Photography is a versatile medium that allows both the documentation of history, and the creation of an artistic image.  A photographic portrait is a factual witness of the scene it records, but the creation of the scene is in the control of the subject as well as the photographer.  The photographs selected here feature African American musicians from a variety of walks of life, ranging from professional musical artists to church choirs, and from legendary musicians of the past to our current popular artists.