Wednesday, January 5, 2011

This photo of Leontyne Price speaks a thousand words. It was taken by the amazing photographer, Carl Van Vechten, in 1953. This is one of the many photos that Vechten took of her as she was acting/posing as Bess from George Gershwin's award winning play, "Porgy and Bess".

I love this photo because Ms. Price is such a classy and regal woman. But these photos show a more sultry and sexy side of her. And most of all, I just love vintage photos.

To see more of Carl Van Vechtens' work, specifically photos of notable African Americans from the 30s to the 70s check the link at the end of the post.

Enjoy your day! Peace

Yale University Library



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