ahhs enid farber

ahhs enid farberPHOTO: Photographer Enid Farber 

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ —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.

ahhs roy hargrove by enid farber 2012PHOTO: Roy Hargrove by Enid Farber, 2012

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.

This free event starts at 7:30 pm. The Strauss Mansion Museum is located at 27 Prospect Circle in Atlantic Highlands. For additional information see www.ahhistory.org, email at [email protected] or by telephone at 732 291 1861.

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Allan Dean

Allan Dean is editor, publisher, and founder of the Atlantic Highlands Herald. Published since 1999 and selected in 2000 by the Borough of Atlantic Highlands as one of their official newspapers, making...