Sonny Fortune, 1989

Image for Sonny Fortune, 1989
Photograph by
Spitzer, David D., American
Subject of
Fortune, Sonny, American, born 1939
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 13 3/4 x 9 1/4 in. (35 x 23.5 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 13 15/16 x 10 5/8 in. (35.4 x 27 cm)
H x W (Matted): 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place captured
North Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, North and Central America
A black-and-white photo of jazz musician Sonny Fortune playing alto saxaphone at a performance in North Miami, FL. Fortune is photographed from the waist up against a dark background. He wears a white sports jacket and printed t-shirt. His eyes are closed as he plays.
African American
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Jazz (Music)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of David D. Spitzer
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© David D. Spitzer
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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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