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Bill Gottlieb Receives Milt Hinton Award for Photography

Last month in New York City, Bill Gottlieb joined a list of names that includes Bill Claxton, Ray Avery and Herman Leonard when he was presented with the 5th Milt Hinton Award for Excellence in Jazz Photography. The award was named for bassist/photographer Milt Hinton in honor of his photographic contribution in documenting the jazz world of his time as well as recognizing his lifetime contribution to the music of jazz

Gottlieb’s career began in 1938 with a position at The Washington Post where he wrote a weekly jazz column. Determined to illustrate his articles with pictures of the musicians he wrote about, he acquired a Speed Graphic Press camera, his first camera.

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