Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Additional Online Media

Catalog Data

Photograph by:
Al Pereira, American, born 1963  Search this
Subject of:
Mista Lawnge, American  Search this
Dres, American, born 1967  Search this
Black Sheep, American, founded 1989  Search this
New York Mets, American, founded 1962  Search this
Printed by:
Bill Adler, American, born 1951  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Sheet): 13 15/16 × 10 15/16 in. (35.4 × 27.8 cm)
H x W (Image): 13 1/16 × 8 11/16 in. (33.2 × 22.1 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place captured:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
1992; printed 2003
A black and white photograph of Black Sheep.
Mista Lawnge is on the proper right side. He is wearing a black leather jacket, a New York Mets baseball cap and a necklace. He is leaning on something and his proper right hand is in his jacket pocket. He has a mustache. Dres is on the proper left side. He is wearing a jacket with a hood and a plaid cap. He has a mustache. He is leaning forward with his arms crossed in front of his chest. They are standing in front of water and there is a silhouette of the skyline in the background with the World Trade Center towers in the middle of the image.
There is a white border around the image. It is thicker on the two sides and thinner on the top and bottom. The back of the photograph is white. There are tears at the top from where pieces of tape used to be. There are two inscriptions handwritten by Bill Adler in black ink. There is also an inscription in the center, handwritten in graphite.
African American  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Hip hop (Music)  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Photography  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© Al Pereira
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Eyejammie Hip Hop Photography Collection
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture