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Photograph by:
Janette Beckman, English, born 1950  Search this
Subject of:
Big Boi, American, born 1975  Search this
Outkast, American, founded 1992  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Sheet): 14 × 11 in. (35.6 × 27.9 cm)
H x W (Image): 12 3/4 × 10 3/8 in. (32.4 × 26.4 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place captured:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
A black-and-white photograph of the hip hop artist, Big Boi (Antwan André Patton), of Outkast. Big Boi, pictured center, is posing facing the viewer. He is wearing a Fila track suit, a necklace with a large pendant, and a baseball cap with a depiction of a Native American on the front panel. Big Boi’s proper left hand is held at his side, while his proper right hand is raised, with his thumb and index fingers pinching the visor of his cap. On the back is an inscription written by Bill Adler with the subject and photographer's name.
African American  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Gesture  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:
© Janette Beckman
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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