William Claxton (1927-2008) was one of the greatest photographers of the jazz scene. He lived in the Los Angeles area where he began photographing jazz musicians while still a student at UCLA. In the 1950s, while in college, he helped record producer Richard Bock start the Pacific Jazz record company. He shot all the covers, and soon all the major record companies were using him. Over time he authored several books. His photography has been widely exhibited, and Afterimage Gallery presented his first Dallas show.
Please read also Garrett White’s essay about William Claxton on The Digital Journalist.
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