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Bruce Talamon

R&B and soul photographer from the 1970s and 1980s


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Bruce Wayne Talamon is an American photographer. He is best known for photographing and soul musicians during the 1970s and 1980s, and for his editorial work as a contract and stills photographer.Early life Born in Los Angeles on July 31, 1949, Talamon was the first of two sons born to James and Clelie Talamon. He began high school in 1963 at the all-boys Catholic Verbum Dei High School, and went on to study political science at Whittier College in California. While studying abroad in Berlin, Germany in 1970, he bought his first camera, an Asahi Pentax, and went on to photograph Miles Davis and Dexter Gordon with it in Copenhagen during his time abroad. After graduating in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science, he forwent attending law school and instead decided to pursue a career as a photographer.

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Whittier College

Liberal arts college in Whittier, California