A lifetime of Photography
Herb Snitzer's career covers over fifty years of image-making.
From 1957 when he graduated from the Philadelphia College of Art,
he moved to New York City where he quickly established himself as
one of the top young photojournalists.
He worked for Life, Look, The Saturday Evening
Post, Fortune, Time and other national magazines
as well as for the New York Times and Herald Tribune.
He became Photography and Associate Editor of America's Leading
Jazz Magazine, Metronome, which enabled him to meet and photograph
and become friends with many of the great jazz musicians of that
era; Miles Davis, Nina
Simone, Duke Ellington, John
Coltrane, Count Basie, etc.
His photographic, social and political interests cover a wide spectrum
of issues, which find their way into his visual work. Freedom, equality
and justice are all expressed in his political images, yet he has
also found the time to work with more personal and intimate expressions
about life and living. His work is in the collections of many museums
and private collectors; the Museum of Modern Art, Houston Museum
of Fine Arts and Boston Museum of African American History, and
the collections of Elton John, Bill Cosby, Bill & Hillary Clinton
to name a few.
He moved to St. Petersburg, Florida in 1992, establishing a studio
at Salt Creek Artworks.
Herb Snitzer Books
"Glorious Days and Nights: A Jazz Memoir" is addressing my time in New York as part of the jazz and political worlds. The University Press of Mississippi is the publisher. There will be 80 of my jazz images included.
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"Jazz, A Visual Journey" is available for purchase through the artist's studio: $30.00,
Herb Snitzer: Photographs from the
Last Years of Metronome
Essay by Benjamin Cawthra
Foreword by Olivia Lahs-Gonzales
Published by the Sheldon Art Galleries, 2008
Softcover, 102 pages, 11 x 8 ½ inches.
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