Ted Williams was active on the jazz scene from the late '40s until the late '70s. He photographed many of the greats in jazz, including Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan and Louis Armstrong. His photo library contains over 90,000 images and over 300 jazz artists. Along with his prolific jazz photography, Williams also took assignments to shoot wars, sports and international cultures. His photos have appeared in Time, Newsweek, Playboy, Ebony, JazzTimes and DownBeat. Williams died on October 13, 2009.