Enid Farber, Photographer of Jazz, presents at the Atlantic Highlands Historical Society Strauss Mansion Museum on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 at 7:30pm.
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, 24 April 2017—
On May 17th, 2017, at 7:30pm the Strauss Mansion Museum welcomes photographer Enid Farber ,one of the world’s top jazz photographers. Farber
was nominated four times - in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002 - by the Jazz Journalist's Association for Excellence in Jazz Photography, and was the first of her generation to win in 2002 for "Best
Photo of the Year." Some of Farber's classic jazz images were selected for noted filmmaker Ken Burns' historic 20-hour documentary on jazz aired on PBS in January 2001 and its companion
book. Bums acknowledges “an extraordinary group of the finest jazz art photographers in the country" including Farber, the sole woman alongside 14
legendary male photographers.
“The Atlantic Highlands Historical Society is thrilled to be able to welcome Enid to Atlantic Highlands. Her talk complements our popular ‘Music at the Mansion’ live
Jazz night hosted by Audra Mariel, which is in it’s third season” said Lynn Fylak, President of the Atlantic Highlands Historical Society. “She has captured images that speak
to the energy and passion of the music ."
At the Strauss Mansion, Enid Farber will present her new photographic-musical slideshow, which covers over 30 years of photographs of the great musicians and vocal artists of the 20th and
21st century. Included in this presentation are such Jazz icons as Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Wynton Marsalis, Ray Charles, Cassandra Wilson, Sonny Rollins, as well as musical
legends Bob Marley, Charlie Watts, Macy Gray, Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Diana Ross, etc.
Ms. Farber will share how she found her passion for photography , the challenges posed by working in a male-centric pack of photographers, the stark reality of
earning a living, plus how she got her work published.
Ms. Farber specializes in hand-painted photography, and she will refer to some of these images in her presentation, discussing why she chose particular images to paint and what
techniques she employs to achieve the aesthetic results she desires. Tips and lessons on the etiquette of performance photography will be covered, with recommendations on equipment needed to
create technically and emotionally remarkable images. A Q & A will follow the presentation.
The Blue Bay Inn, Jean Howson and Steven Griffing are generous sponsors of this event.
The Strauss Mansion Museum is an elegant nineteenth century Queen Anne style home listed on the National and New Jersey Registers of Historic Places. It is maintained in period
style by the all-volunteer Atlantic Highlands Historical Society. The only Queen Anne style building open to the public in Monmouth County, It is located high on a hill at 27 Prospect Circle in Atlantic Highlands. The Atlantic Highlands Historical Society is a tax exempt 501(c)3 organization. To learn more