Photos to Honor the 25th Anniversary of Sun Ra’s Death

Source: Magnum Photos.

Guy Le Querrec’s photographic career has been intertwined with jazz music from the outset, with his earliest work being made in London in the late 1950s, where he became immersed in the city’s jazz scene. Throughout his career the genre has been a constant, with iconic portraits of jazz greats, from Miles Davis, to Charles Mingus, Wynton Marsalis, Archie Shepp, and Nina Simone studding his longterm projects. His photographs of Sun Ra and his band, most commonly known as the Arkestra, capture the group’s intimacy just as much as the leader’s otherness.