Institute for Arts and Media

Maxie Floyd


Maxie Floyd is an award-winning photographer who began his career over 30 years ago.  Self-taught, Floyd’s work has been exhibited at the Black Gallery, UCLA, Duke Ellington’s Centennial Celebration, The Museum of African American Art, William Grant Still Center, Mt. San Antonio, the Queen Mary, and the art venues of the Monterey Jazz Festival. Floyd is a founding member and current vice-president of The Jazz Photographers Association of Southern California.  Founding member of the L.A. Track Nuts (a track and field advocate group), Floyd’s philosophy on photography is something he compares to the lone athlete running a race- one race at a time, one photograph at a time. 

Collection Includes:
Bo Diddley
Chuck Mangione
Flora Purim
Nancy Wilson
Dizzy Gillespie
Michael Pettrucianni
Harry "Sweets" Edison
Miles Davis
Gerald Wilson
Ray Charles
Maurice Green (Olympic Gold Medalist)
Ato Bolden (Olympic Gold Medalist)
George Duke
Weather Report (Jazz Group)
Herbie Hancock
Bill Cosby
Lionel Hampton
Chick Corea