Sarah Vaughan performing at Newport Jazz Festival, 1957 — Limited Edition Print
Sarah Vaughan is photographed performing on stage at the Newport Jazz Festival in Chicago in 1957. Nicknamed "Sassy" and "The Divine One", she won four Grammy Awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award, and has been referred to as one of the most wondrous voices of the 20th century.
- Edition of 25
- Stamped and authenticated on the reverse by a representative of the Ted Williams Archive
- C-Type Print
Before the advent of digital technology at the end of the twentieth century, the gelatin silver process had been the most commonly used method of making black and white prints since the 1890s. A negative image is transferred to light-sensitive paper that has four layers: a paper base, a white opaque coating of gelatin and barium sulfate that creates a smooth surface, the gelatin layer that holds the silver grains of the photographic image, and a protective gelatin overcoat. Properly exposed gelatin silver prints are quite stable if exhibited under controlled light conditions.
Until the 1970s, art photographers used this process almost exclusively to create high-quality black and white prints. Color photography was considered a commercial medium, not suited to serious artistic expression. Today, as fewer and fewer photographers are working in darkrooms, gelatin silver printing is quickly becoming an antiquated, historic process.
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