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Photograph by:
Jamel Shabazz, American, born 1960  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Printed by:
Sunshine Color Lab, American  Search this
dye and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 10 1/8 × 13 11/16 in. (25.7 × 34.8 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 11 1/16 × 14 in. (28.1 × 35.6 cm)
chromogenic color prints
digital prints
Place depicted:
Downtown, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
1982; printed 2010
This color photograph shows four men standing in front of a food establishment in the Downtown section of Brooklyn, New York, in 1982. The four men are dressed in a variety of styles including turtlenecks, jeans, a leather jacket, and sweater. Two of the men are wearing gold chains. There is a man inside a window of the food establishment standing behind a food prep station. A boombox is on the ground in front of them. The back of the photograph is inscribed with the title and photographer Jamel Shabazz’s signature.
African American  Search this
Communities  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Identity  Search this
Photography  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Jamel Shabazz
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© Jamel Shabazz
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture