Mongo Santamaria, 1979

Photograph by
Spitzer, David D., American
Subject of
Mongo Santamaría, Cuban American, 1922 - 2003
Date
1979
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 13 11/16 x 9 1/8 in. (34.8 x 23.2 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 13 7/8 x 9 3/4 in. (35.3 x 24.8 cm)
H x W (Matted): 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
Description
A black-and-white photograph of jazz percussionist Mongo Santamaria performing at a concert in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Santamaria sits behind a drum with his right hand raised playing it. He wears a light colored suit jacket, dress shirt, and necklace. The elbow and fingers of another person's crossed arms are visible in front of Santamaria.
Place captured
Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Topic
Composers (Musicians)
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Jazz (Music)
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of David D. Spitzer
Object number
2012.164.145
Restrictions & Rights
© David D. Spitzer
GUID
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