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Jazz Photographer Ted Williams Dies

Noted jazz photographer Ted Williams died on October 13. Williams was active on the jazz scene from the late ’40s until the late ’70s. He photographed many of the greats in jazz, including Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan and Louis Armstrong. His photo library contains over 90,000 images and over 300 jazz artists. However, he didn’t just photograph jazz. Williams took assignments to shoot wars, sports and international cultures. His photos have appeared in Time, Newsweek, Playboy, Ebony and even JazzTimes. A sampling of his photos were included in the fifth volume of JT’s Indelible Images series curated by Lee Tanner.

Here is the biography that Williams wrote about himself for that issue:

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