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Ray Charles - Convention Hall, Atlantic City, N.J. - 1980

Image for Ray Charles - Convention Hall, Atlantic City, N.J. - 1980
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Description
This image depicts musician Ray Charles playing the piano. Wearing a light colored tuxedo with a lighter stripe down the pant leg, a black bow tie, and sunglasses, he sits on a piano bench with a microphone in front of him. His arms are raised to play, but his hands and the majority of the piano is in shadow. Light falls primarily on his face and upper torso, while the rest of the image is in shadow. His face is angled upward and turned slightly towards the microphone.
Photograph by
Robert Houston, American, born 1935
Subject of
Ray Charles, American, 1930 - 2004
Date
1980
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Robert and Greta Houston
Medium
digital
Dimensions
H x W: 16644pixels × 12142pixels
Type
portraits
digital images
digital media - born analog
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Object number
2014.116.20
Topic
African American
Jazz (Music)
Men
Photography
Rhythm and blues (Music)
Soul (Music)
Place depicted
Atlantic City, Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
Restrictions & Rights
© Robert Houston