Photographer Lourdes Delgado’s most recent collection, Jazz Brooklyn: A Community of Visions, a subset of her larger work Jazz In New York: A Community of Visions, will be on display in the Brooklyn Public Library Grand Lobby from November 28, 2006 through January 28, 2007.
Since its conception in 2000, Jazz Brooklyn has grown in size to over 300 portraits. The pictures display an honest and accurate representation of musicians, a welcome change from the over glamorized press shots the public is typically given access to. In a press release, Delgado (pictured) explained the objective of this project to capture “how jazz musicians and others in the jazz industry live today in New York. Exploring jazz from a social, economic and cultural viewpoint, I portray individuals in their homes, rendering the space they inhabit and the objects with which they surround themselves.”