the photo

know anything about our beloved theme photo?

Photo of Heitor Villa-Lobos playing pool
Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos
Rio de Janeiro, 1941

This magnificent shot was scanned from a postcard with no information about the photographer. A Google image search through thousands of Villa-Lobos photos never turned it up. If you know who took it, please let me know — I want to credit it!


Some further information turned up via the Smithsonian Institution: they list the photo as “by an unknown photographer.” If they don’t know, I doubt anyone does.

But thank you, unknown.