Blues Hands

Joseph A. Rosen

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Through images of hands, this book conveys the strength, beauty, diversity, depth, and power of the blues, the root of all American music. It features photographs from Joseph A. Rosen's 30-plus years of adventure in blues and music photography. Included are such noted music personalities as B.B. King, Gary Clark, Jr., Buddy Guy, Al Green, Willie King, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, The Blind Boys of Alabama, James Brown. The book holds rich treasures for lovers of music, photography, and the human form. One need not be deeply versed in the blues to appreciate the beauty, strength, and diversity of those who make it. With powerful imagery, as well as anecdotes and biographical information, Blues Hands tells a story of human experience.

Size: 9 1/8" x 8 1/8" | 88 color & b/w photos | 128 pp
ISBN13: 9780764349638

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Joseph A. Rosen is a freelance photographer based in New York City. His work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, the New York Times, Sports Illustrated and more. In addition to his regular corporate and commercial work, his music clients are among the greatest names in Blues, Jazz, R&B, Soul, Rock, Cajun and Zydeco, as well as record companies, management groups and music publications. Joe began seriously photographing Blues in 1976 with a pilgrimage to see Muddy Waters, and has been photographing the Blues continuously ever since. He received the prestigious “Keeping the Blues Alive in Photography and Art Award” for 2002. The award is presented by the Blues Foundation to an artist who has created a body of work that has brought the Blues to the public and “made a significant contribution to the Blues world.”