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Photograph by:
Peter Rickards, Jamaican, 1969 - 2014  Search this
Subject of:
Sizzla, Jamaican, born 1976  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
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)
Type:
black-and-white photographs
portraits
Place captured:
August Town, Kingston, Surrey County, Jamaica, Caribbean, North and Central America
Date:
March 21, 2003
Description:
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.
Topic:
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
Object number:
2015.132.18.1-.2
Restrictions & Rights:
© Peter L.T. Rickards and Diana A. Rickards
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5589cb8a6-c54a-4f26-90ea-7a0f0de357ce
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.132.18.1-.2