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Photograph by:
Al Pereira, American, born 1963  Search this
Subject of:
KRS-One, American, born 1965  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Sheet): 13 7/8 × 10 15/16 in. (35.2 × 27.8 cm)
H x W (Image): 12 15/16 × 8 5/8 in. (32.9 × 21.9 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place captured:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
June 15, 1991
The image, taken in Central Park, features KRS-One in the center wearing a light-colored New York Mets pinstripe jersey and shorts. Visible from the knees up, he is jumping in the air with his proper left arm outstretched above his head, palming facing out. He wears a black baseball cap with white lettering that is partially obscured because his face is tilted up. A tall black pole with draped white fabric is visible in the center directly behind him, with trees and the sky in the background. To the bottom right of the image, a photographer in a light-colored shirt with raised camera is partially visible. The verso has several inscriptions by Bill Adler that identify the subject, photographer, date, and location.
African American  Search this
Baseball  Search this
Hip hop (Music)  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Photography  Search this
Sports  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
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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