BB King, © Jeff Sedlik (1987)
Jeff Sedlik (b. 1962 Los Angeles) is the former National President of the Advertising Photographers of America (APA). He is known for his portraits of music and entertainment personalities. His jazz and blues portraits have appeared on dozens of album covers, and his portrait series, The Jazz and Blues Masters has garnered numerous awards. He received his B.F.A. from the Art Center College of Design in 1986, and his M.F.A.H. from Brooks Institute of Photography in 2008. Sedlik’s portraits of Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie were featured by Life magazine in their annual “Pictures of the Year” issues. Awards include 2005 Photography Industry Leadership Award, 2006 Photography Person of the Year, Creativity Award of Excellence, and PDN/Nikon Award.