Artist: T. Lux Feininger (American (born Germany), Berlin 1910–2011 Cambridge, Massachusetts)
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: 8.4 x 11.4 cm (3 5/16 x 4 1/2 in.)
Credit Line: Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987
Accession Number: 1987.1100.107
Rights and Reproduction: © T. Lux Feininger
The Charleston, a fast-paced American jazz dance, swept through Europe after Josephine Baker introduced it to Parisian audiences in the Revue Nègre in 1925. The surprisingly tilted frame of this photograph suggests that, like the dancer (Xanti Schawinsky) and his accompanist (Clemens Röseler), the photographer too had become infected with the music's swinging rhythms.