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Screening of The Jazz Loft, a film about LIFE Magazine photographer W. Eugene Smith

  • Los Angeles Times Media Center at ArtCenter Hillside Campus 1700 Lida Street Pasadena, CA, 91103 United States (map)

Join us for a screening of The Jazz Loft on Thursday, June 14th, 7pm at the Los Angeles Times Media Center.


In the 1950s, dozens of jazz musicians jam night after night in a dilapidated New York loft building, not realizing they are all being captured in sound and pictures by acclaimed LIFE Magazine photographer W. Eugene Smith, who lives in the loft space next door.

Source Material

Photographer W. Eugene Smith recorded 4000 hours of audio tape and took 40,000 photographs in the Jazz Loft between 1957 and 1965. Ours is the first film to make use of this archive, now housed at the Center For Creative Photography at the University of Arizona.