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Photograph by:
Al Pereira, American, born 1963  Search this
Subject of:
Mary J. Blige, American, born 1971  Search this
Printed by:
Bill Adler, American, born 1951  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Sheet): 13 7/8 × 10 15/16 in. (35.2 × 27.8 cm)
H x W (Image): 13 × 8 11/16 in. (33 × 22.1 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place captured:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
1992; printed 2003
A black-and-white photograph of Mary J. Blige at the New York Music Awards after party at China Club in New York City. The image features Blige lowering her sunglasses to peer at the camera while leaning against a wall or column. In the background, a neon sign for the China Club is partially visible above a banner reading "New York Music Awards." On the back are inscriptions by Bill Adler identifying the photographer, subject, location, and date.
African American  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Hair  Search this
Hip-hop (Music)  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Photography  Search this
Women  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