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Photograph by:
Michael Benabib, American, born 1962  Search this
Subject of:
Darryl Matthews McDaniels, American, born 1964  Search this
ink on paper
H x W (Sheet): 13 7/8 × 10 7/8 in. (35.3 × 27.7 cm)
H x W (Image): 12 15/16 × 8 11/16 in. (32.8 × 22.1 cm)
inkjet prints
mid 1980s; printed 2004
A black and white photograph of DMC.
He is wearing a black turtleneck sweater, a black leather jacket, a black brimmed hat, and glasses. He also has a chain necklace with a shoe pendant and several rings on both of his hands. He has a goatee. He hands are out to the side in a questioning gesture. There is a brick wall in the background.
There is a thin black border around the image with a white border around it. The white border is thinner on the top and bottom and thicker on the two sides. It is signed in black ink on the proper bottom left side under the image. The back of the photograph is white. There are tears at the top and on the sides from where tape used to be and there is also a piece of tape on the top left side. There are dirt smudges in several areas and there is a small number "34" handwritten upside down in black ink in the top left corner. There are two inscriptions by Bill Adler on the back.
African American  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:
© Michael Benabib
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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