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Photograph by:
Harry Allen, American, born 1964  Search this
Subject of:
Sweet Tee, American  Search this
DJ Jazzy Joyce, American  Search this
Hurby Azor, Haitian American, born 1965  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Sheet): 10 7/8 × 13 15/16 in. (27.7 × 35.4 cm)
H x W (Image): 8 9/16 × 12 7/8 in. (21.8 × 32.7 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place captured:
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
A black and white photograph of Sweet Tee & Jazzy Joyce at the home of Hurby Azor in Brooklyn, New York.
The two women are in pictured in the center of the image, sitting on a floral sofa. Sweet Tee is on the left. She has short curly hair and is wearing large earrings and several necklaces. She is wearing a white sweatshirt with a tiger face and tiger stripes, jeans, and black boots. Her hands are folded on her lap and her left leg is crossed on top of her right leg. She is leaning toward Jazzy Joyce, who sits next to her. Joyce has long straight hair and is wearing hoop earrings, several necklaces, a watch, bracelets, and rings. One of her necklaces reads [JOYCE]. She is wearing a dark long sleeve button down shirt and lighter pants. Her hands are folded on her lap and her right leg is bent while her left leg is stretched out. Behind the sofa is a wood paneled wall with several framed portraits. The women sit directly beneath a wedding portrait of a bride.
On the back is an [] sticker with the text: [Title: Sweet Tee & Jazzy Joyce, Family Home of Hurby "The Luv Bug" Azor, Brooklyn / Photographer: Harry Allen].
African American  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Fashion  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
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Restrictions & Rights:
© Harry Allen
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Collection title:
Eyejammie Hip-Hop Photography Collection
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture