Some photos of Gil taken by the amazing Hilary Sol Allen, AKA Sol Exposure, lover of grain and grit, desert dust, and concert sweat. Sol Exposure is best known for her incredible ongoing photography of The Roots, as well as many other musicians. She also produces some beautiful mixed media art work known simply as blocks, and I'm proud to say I have a couple of them hanging on my walls. Check out her work via the links below. This Polaroid portrait of Gil is so beautiful. Taken in January of 2010, it captures a lighter side of Gil rarely seen in other photographs of him. To me it shows that Gil Scott-Heron found a level of peace and happiness in his final years.
Sol Exposure || Musicians
Sol Exposure || Blocks