The King Of Jazz Resin Print by Slim Aarons (Getty Images Archive)*
Fine Art Print by Slim Aarons of Louis Armstrong playing on the steps of the Colosseum in Rome
1949: Photographers taking pictures of American jazz trumpeter and singer, Louis Armstrong (1901 - 1971) as he plays his trumpet in the Colosseum, Rome. (Photo by Slim Aarons/Getty Images)
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About Slim Aarons
Slim Aarons worked mainly for society publications, taking pictures of the rich and famous both before and after serving as a photographer for the US military magazine Yank during World War II. His work has been included in the publications Town and Country, Holiday, Venture and LIFE.
Aarons was known for the positive portrayals he gave to the people he photographed and was invited to high-society gatherings for exactly this reason. His subject matter covered American and European society as well as nobility and both minor and major stars of the day.
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About Getty Images Gallery
Getty Images Gallery was founded in 1998. We are the only gallery with complete access to the Getty Images Archive, which at 80 million photographs and growing, is the world’s largest commercial collection. Our relationships with Getty Images photojournalists and creative contributors means we can deliver impactful contemporary works alongside vintage classics. Browse our curated sets, or take advantage of our consultation service to find new and unique images. Our dedicated international team combines custom curation, responsive sales, an in-house darkroom and bespoke production services in a distinct package.
The Getty Images Archive is without equal. Built on the foundation of the legendary Hulton Archive, the range of subjects found within the Archive’s 4,000 collections parallel the broader human experience.
The Gallery features works from midcentury journalistic powerhouses such as Evening Standard and Picture Post, Slim Aarons’ iconic lifestyle photography, Christopher Simon Skyes’ raw tour documentary, rare 19th century Indian landscapes, and Herbert Ponting’s breathtaking views from the South Pole, just to name a few.