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Photograph by:
Al Pereira, American, born 1963  Search this
Subject of:
KRS-One, American, born 1965  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Sheet): 10 15/16 × 13 7/8 in. (27.8 × 35.2 cm)
H x W (Image): 8 5/8 × 12 15/16 in. (21.9 × 32.9 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place captured:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
June 1, 1988
A black and white photograph of KRS-One against a shadowed background, while promoting his second album, By All Means Necessary at RCA Records.
He is pictured near the proper right side of the image, visible from the thighs up, leaning against a wall. He is wearing a light colored short sleeve button down shirt with vertical stripes on the bottom and on the inside of the collar. He is also wearing denim pants and sunglasses. His arms are crossed in front of his chest and his proper right leg is crossed in front of his left leg.
On the back of the print is an inscription by Bill Adler identifying the subject, date, location, and photographer. .
African American  Search this
Hip-hop (Music)  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Photography  Search this
Rappers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© Al Pereira
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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