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Photograph by:
Ricky Powell, American, 1961 - 2021  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Sheet): 13 15/16 × 10 15/16 in. (35.4 × 27.8 cm)
H x W (Image): 12 1/16 × 8 in. (30.6 × 20.3 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place captured:
Union Square, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
1988; printed 2003
A black and white photograph of a woman on a sidewalk in New York's Union Square.
The woman stands looking directly at the camera, wearing a black leather jacket over a white t-shirt. Her hair is styled in a tall high top fade with a wide bleached vertical stripe on one side. The city street and buildings are visible in the background. A handwritten inscription beneath the image reads ["NUBIAN FREAK" UNION SQ. '88] along with the photographer's signature [Ricky Powell / '03] at bottom right.
African American  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Hair  Search this
Photography  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Restrictions & Rights:
© Ricky Powell
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Collection title:
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Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture