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Photograph by:
Beth Lesser, Canadian  Search this
Subject of:
Christopher Chin, Jamaican American  Search this
VP Records, American, founded 1979  Search this
ink on paper
H x W (Sheet): 10 1/16 × 8 in. (25.5 × 20.3 cm)
H x W (Image): 9 3/8 × 6 1/4 in. (23.8 × 15.8 cm)
inkjet prints
Place captured:
Jamaica, Queens, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
early 1980s; printed 2004
A color photograph of Chris Chin at VP Records offices.
Chin is pictured sitting and leaning back on a wheeled chair next to a desk. He wears a light purple sweater with "CJC" monogrammed in white on the left side, a white plaid button down shirt underneath, dark grey pants, white socks, and brown shoes. His left arm is loosely resting on his leg and his right elbow is propped on a green metal desk with his hand near his mouth. There is a green metal desk to Chin's proper right, and a raised work table behind him cluttered with shelves, papers, and other office supplies. The floor is grey and white checkered tile. Boxes and records can be seen throughout the room.
On the back of the photograph is the photographer's signature and date [2004], along with inscriptions handwritten by Bill Adler identifying the subject, location, and photographer.
African American  Search this
Business  Search this
Dancehall (Music)  Search this
Photography  Search this
Reggae (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Restrictions & Rights:
© Beth Lesser
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Collection title:
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Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture