In Sharon’s memory, 50% of net proceeds from this print sale will be donated to the Lustgarten Foundation to support essential pancreatic cancer research, advocacy and education.

Any donation I'm able to make before 11PM, December 31st will be matched through their Milestones and Momentum year-end campaign. 

Both of these images mark important moments Sharon's fight against pancreatic cancer. But onstage, and despite great obstacles, Sharon was always 100% Sharon. Performing was her joy and salvation, she transcended her illness through her devotion to the music showing her full power beauty as a performer.  

Jacob Blickenstaff has created some of the most moving images of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings that exist. Working closely with Daptone Records and Jones’ management since 2009, he’s had intimate access to Sharon’s life as an artist–not only key performances but also recording sessions, back stage rituals, and life on the road. Jacob was commissioned to shoot album covers for I Learned the Hard Way and It’s a Holiday Soul Party (as well as Antibalas’ self-titled LP and Naomi Shelton’s Cold World). His work is also included in Daptone Gold v. 1, Charles Bradley’s Changes, and the soundtrack to Miss Sharon Jones!

Through special donations, prints from these editions are going to both the Blues Hall of Fame and The Augusta Museum of History. 

Press: The New York Times Lens Blog

These handmade, archival prints are offered in a signed, numbered edition of only 20 each.

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Sharon Jones, Beacon Theater, 2014
385.00

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Archival Pigment Print — 14 x 21 Image Size on 17 x 22 Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper — Numbered Edition of 20 — Made and Signed by Photographer.

This image, made at the Beacon Theater in 2014, has become one of the most powerful and widely seen performance images of Sharon. It was taken at the time of her major comeback concert following a year of treatment, as chronicled in Barbara Kopple's acclaimed documentary Miss Sharon Jones!  Sharon leaves the stage before returning for the encore, elated and relieved after proving to herself and the audience that the deep power of her music was intact. 

This photograph was initially published in Rolling Stone, was published in The New York Times twice, and also served as the basis for the initial version of the poster for Miss Sharon Jones!

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Sharon Jones, Huber Heights, Ohio 2016 (Close Up)
385.00

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Archival Pigment Print — 14 x 21 Image Size on 17 x 22 Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper — Numbered Edition of 20 — Made and Signed by Photographer.

Made this summer during the Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings tour with Daryl Hall & John Oates, this image exemplifies Sharon’s unyielding power, grace and determination. While I didn’t think it would be the case, it was the last time I photographed her performing. The ferocity of her expression–her face sweaty from the oppressive midwestern heat–stands in contrast to the effort she made to gather her strength through the pain and discomfort of her illness. 

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