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Miner Works of Art

In another example of Americans of all walks of life coming together after the terrorist attacks of September 11th, Bettie Grace Miner, a photographer who specialized in portraits of smooth jazz musicians, has created two photographs whose sale will benefit the American Red Cross.

The two images are titled “Remember” and “Remember With Music”; the first features an impressionistic image of a flag, the second adds to the flag a saxophone, a trumpet and a guitar. They will be sold for $25 at various jazz venues and on Miner’s website, All proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross.

Miner works with a Polaroid SX-70 camera. The unique film allows Miner to manipulate the dyes on the film using a “brush-stroke” technique in the minutes before the film has fully developed. The images that result look like paintings, but retain the imagistic integrity and duplicability of photographs. She has photographed musicians like Chaka Khan, Gato Barbieri and Rick Braun, and her work hangs in numerous exhibits in the Los Angeles area, including the Hyatt Newporter jazz venue in Newport Beach.

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