Change Author / Owner : Ray Charles - Convention Hall, Atlantic City, N.J. - 1980
This image depicts musician Ray Charles playing the piano. Wearing a light colored tuxedo with a lighter stripe down the pant leg, a black bow tie, and sunglasses, he sits on a piano bench with a microphone in front of him. His arms are raised to play, but his hands and the majority of the piano is in shadow. Light falls primarily on his face and upper torso, while the rest of the image is in shadow. His face is angled upward and turned slightly towards the microphone.
National Museum of African American History and Culture