A black and white photographic portrait of Betty Carter during a performance. Aside from Carter's face and body, elements of the photograph are out of focus, giving a blurred, halo effect. Carter is on stage, with her mouth open in performance. Microphones, instruments, and a curtain are visible, but out of focus in the background.
A blurred, black and white photographic portrait of Betty Carter performing. The image appears to be blurred due to movement of the subjects, not due to being out of focus. Carter is depicted center of frame, facing towards the camera with her mouth open in song and a microphone in her left hand. Behind her and to the right, a member of her band plays the double bass. His face is clear as he looks down at a music stand, but his body and hands are blurred as he plays the instrument. Another member of the band is visible behind and to the left of Carter; he is seated and shown in profile. On the back of the print is the photographer's stamp, an inscription with the title and date, and the photographer's signature.