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Photograph by:
Harry Allen, American, born 1964  Search this
Subject of:
Hank Shocklee, American  Search this
Hofstra University, American, founded 1935  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Sheet): 13 9/16 × 19 13/16 in. (34.4 × 50.3 cm)
H x W (Image): 11 15/16 × 17 15/16 in. (30.4 × 45.5 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place captured:
Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, United States, North and Central America
A black and white photograph of Hank Shocklee at Hofstra University.
Shocklee is pictured in the center of a configuration of DJ equipment. He is bending over, his left hand on the controls of a large mixer and his proper right hand on a stack of three different machines taped together. The topmost machine is a Roland Bass Line drum machine. A box of records is to his right, with an Afrika Bambaata record sleeve pulled out at an angle. He is wearing a light colored long sleeve shirt with the sleeves rolled up to his elbows with a black vest, jeans, a necklace, and a bracelet on each wrist. The only inscription, on the verso, reads [44A].
African American  Search this
Hip-hop (Music)  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© Harry Allen
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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