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Photograph by:
Peter Rickards, Jamaican, 1969 - 2014  Search this
Subject of:
Sizzla, Jamaican, born 1976  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (2015.132.18.1 Sheet): 14 × 10 15/16 in. (35.5 × 27.8 cm)
H x W (2015.132.18.1 Image): 13 1/2 × 10 1/8 in. (34.3 × 25.7 cm)
H x W (2015.132.18.2 Sheet): 13 15/16 × 10 7/8 in. (35.4 × 27.6 cm)
H x W (2015.132.18.2 Image): 13 1/2 × 10 1/8 in. (34.3 × 25.7 cm)
black-and-white photographs
Place captured:
August Town, Kingston, Surrey County, Jamaica, Caribbean, North and Central America
March 21, 2003
Two identical black and white photographs of Sizzla captured at Judgement Yard in the August Town neighborhood of Kingston, Jamaica.
Sizzla is pictured sitting in a white wicker chair on a porch in front of a stucco building. He is looking directly at the camera, wearing light colored clothing and head wrap. In his proper left hand, he holds a plaque reading [Black / Supremacy / In RIGHTOUSNESS OF SALVATION / JESUS NEGUS CHRIST / EMMANUEL "I" SELASSIE "I" / JAH RASTAFARI / IN ROYAL MAJESTY SELASSIE "I" / JAHOVAH JAH RASTAFAR "I"] above a collage of photographic images. Another man sits at a lower level next to Sizzla, wearing dark colored mesh tank top and head wrap. There is a small window above him with decorative muntins in a diamond-shape. 2015.132.18.1 has a handwritten inscription by Bill Adler on the back with the title, location, date and photographer. 2015.132.18.2 has no inscriptions, front or back.
African American  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Photography  Search this
Rastafarianism  Search this
Reggae (Music)  Search this
Religion  Search this
Spirituality  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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