Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Catalog Data

Photograph by:
Peter Rickards, Jamaican, 1969 - 2014  Search this
Subject of:
Ninjaman, Jamaican, born 1966  Search this
Exodus Studio, Jamaican  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Sheet): 10 15/16 × 14 in. (27.8 × 35.5 cm)
H x W (Image): 10 1/8 × 13 7/16 in. (25.7 × 34.2 cm)
black-and-white photographs
Place captured:
Kingston, Surrey County, Jamaica, Caribbean, North and Central America
November 17, 2003
A black and white photograph of Ninjaman, also known as Don Gorgon, holding a gun near a window at Exodus Studio.
Ninjaman is standing in profile on the right side of the image, holding a gun in his proper right hand and pointing it away from him, towards the left side of the image. He wears a light colored mesh tank top under a dark colored jacket. He is looking out a window with metal bars over it. There appear to be trees, tents, and furniture outside. There is an inscription on the back by Bill Adler reading ["Gorgon" (Ninjaman), Exodus Studios, Kingston, 11/17/03.
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
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© Peter L.T. Rickards and Diana A. Rickards
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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