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Don Hunstein (1928-2017) was chief staff photographer for Columbia Records at a time "when the company was under the direction of Goddard Lieberson, who thought it important to document in photographs the cultural history of the music of their time. So he had the opportunity to do far more than album covers and publicity shots, covering artists' recording sessions and even visiting them on their home turf" ( Among the archive of more than 100,000 pictures that Hunstein took over a period of three decades (1955-1986) are defining images of Janis Joplin, Tony Bennett, Barbra Streisand, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Aretha Franklin, Johnny Cash, Simon and Garfunkel, Glenn Gould, and Leonard Bernstein.

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