Herb Snitzer

Herb Snitzer American Jazz Photographer

Herb Snitzer's career covers over fifty years of image-making. Graduating from the Philadelphia College of Art in 1957, he moved to New York City where he quickly established himself as one of the top young photojournalists.

He worked for Life, Look, The Saturday Evening Post, Fortune, Time and other national magazines as well as for the New York Times and Herald Tribune. Herb became Photography and Associate Editor of America's Leading Jazz Magazine, Metronome enabling him to meet, photograph and become friends with many of the great jazz musicians of that era including Miles Davis, Nina Simone, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane and Count Basie.

His photographic, social and political interests cover a wide spectrum of issues which find their way into his visual work. His work is in the collections of many museums and private collectors; the Museum of Modern Art, Houston Museum of Fine Arts and Boston Museum of African American History, and many private collections including Elton John, Bill Cosby and Bill & Hillary Clinton.

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