Blog / The Thread on The Jazz Loft Project


Today we share a post from The Thread, the lively blog by Duke Performances. Chris Vitiello writes a lovely review of “The Jazz Loft Project,” on view at the Nasher Museum through July 10, 2011.

Chris gives thoughtful consideration to the man behind the lens:
“His presence in this show is felt in the quantity of images rather than in the images themselves. It’s hard to get a sense of him as anything other than a keen-eyed, ghostlike eaves-looker from the neighborhood pictures. He’s not down at street level. People were unaware that they were his subjects. Smith perched in a window with cameras of many formats with many lenses strewn before him, looking for opportunity. He’s optically predatory at times, though never cruel.”

IMAGE: W. Eugene Smith, “Thelonious Monk and his Town Hall band in rehearsal,” Photograph. Collection of the W. Eugene Smith Archive, Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona and The Heirs of W. Eugene Smith.

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