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Photograph by:
Peter Rickards, Jamaican, 1969 - 2014  Search this
Subject of:
Bounty Killer, Jamaican, born 1972  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (2015.132.13.1 Sheet): 10 15/16 × 13 7/8 in. (27.8 × 35.3 cm)
H x W (2015.132.13.1 Image): 9 15/16 × 13 5/16 in. (25.3 × 33.8 cm)
H x W (2015.132.13.2 Sheet): 10 15/16 × 14 in. (27.8 × 35.5 cm)
H x W (2015.132.13.2 Image): 9 15/16 × 13 5/16 in. (25.3 × 33.8 cm)
black-and-white photographs
Place captured:
Kingston, Surrey, Jamaica, Caribbean, North and Central America
May 6, 2002
Two identical black and white quadtych photographic prints of deejay Bounty Killer yelling into a microphone.
The images are presented in a square, with two images on top and two on the bottom, with a thin white margin separating the four quadrants. Bounty Killer is in profile in each one, wearing a dark colored sleeveless shirt, dark colored skull cap, and sunglasses. He holds a microphone in his proper right hand and stands behind a turntable, with other people surrounding him. In the top two and bottom left images, he is leaning forward slightly, mouth open as he speaks into the microphone, his proper left arm down at this side. In the final image at the bottom right, his proper left arm is raised up, his head is thrown back, and his mouth is open wider as he yells into the microphone. On the back of 2015.132.13.1 is a handwritten inscription by Bill Adler reading ["Angry" (Bounty Killer), Kingston, 5-6-02. By Afflicted.]. There are no inscriptions on the front or back of 2015.132.13.2.
African American  Search this
Dancehall (Music)  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Restrictions & Rights:
© Peter L.T. Rickards and Diana A. Rickards
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Collection title:
Eyejammie Hip-Hop Photography Collection
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture