Bob Parent (1923–1987) was Canadian-born photographer who specialized in photographing the Jazz musicians of New York City. His phototgraphs often appeared in Life, Down Beat and Metronome magazines, in books and album covers. He also designed LP jackets for independent recording companies – Miles Davis’ Conception for instance. During the 1960s, he turned to social and political photojournalism. He succumbed to a brain tumor in 1987.