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Horace Silver, 1977

Image for Horace Silver, 1977
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white photograph of jazz musician and composer Horace Silver playing piano during a performance in Miami, FL. Silver is photographed from a low angle and slightly behind and to the right. The image is mostly in shadow with Silver's face and arms the only part in light. He is hunched over slightly with his hands on the keys. His hair hangs in front of his face and he wears a patterned button up shirt.
Photograph by
David D. Spitzer, American
Subject of
Horace Silver, American, 1928 - 2014
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of David D. Spitzer
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 13 3/4 x 9 1/4 in. (35 x 23.5 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 14 x 10 1/16 in. (35.5 x 25.5 cm)
H x W (Matted): 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
gelatin silver prints
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Media Arts-Photography
Object number
African American
Composers (Musicians)
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Jazz (Music)
Place captured
Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, North and Central America
Restrictions & Rights
© David D. Spitzer