A color photographic portrait of the conductor James DePriest. On stage in an empty concert hall, DePriest wears a tuxedo and sits at a conducting stand, hands folded in his lap, holding his baton. Behind him are rows of empty blue seats. Below the image is the title, date, and photographer's signature. The same info is handwritten again on the back, along with a note that the photograph was taken in Portland, Oregon, for Life magazine.