From Ella to Coltrane: The Jazz Photography of Roger Kallins
On View: September 16, 2022—January 16, 2023
Opening Reception: Friday, September 16 | 7–10pm
7–8:30pm Crealdé School of Art | Alice & William Jenkins Gallery
8:30–10pm Hannibal Square Heritage Center | Visiting Exhibition Gallery with Live Jazz by The Eddie Marshall Trio
Roger Kallins was an extraordinary man of many talents and, through his photography, he artfully captured the emotion that jazz musicians bring to their work. This exhibition commemorates Kallins’ passion for both jazz and photography, highlighting some of his best images taken over a period of 50 years, from Ray Charles in Miami in 1958 to Sandip Burman at Daytona State College in 2007. The images on display are originals, scanned from 35mm black-and-white negatives and printed on archival watercolor paper by Kallins himself.
His entire body of work is owned by Kallins’ friend and admirer, Anthony Ehrlich. 45 images are generously on loan for this two-venue exhibition, with informative biographies written by Dr. Gary Sutton, with research support provided by Juliana Romnes, Gallery Coordinator at Arts on Douglas, a division of Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach. After initial two exhibitions in the Daytona Beach area several years ago, this will be the first showing of Kallins’ work to the Orlando public. Co-curated by Juliana Romnes, Peter Schreyer and Anthony Ehrlich.