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Photograph by:
Gerard H. Gaskin, Trinidadian American, born 1965  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified  Search this
Printed by:
Light Work, American, founded 1973  Search this
ink on Canson Baryta photographique paper
H x W (Sheet) : 16 × 20 in. (40.6 × 50.8 cm)
H x W (Image) : 12 5/8 × 19 in. (32.1 × 48.3 cm)
inkjet prints
Place captured:
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
A black and white photographic print portrait of an unidentified man at the New York Awards Ball in Brooklyn in 2000. The man is depicted just to the right of center frame, in the corner of a tiled room. He wears a double-breasted overcoat in a houndstooth plaid pattern with fur collar over a knit turtleneck. He has a brimmed hat in a similar houndstooth plaid pattern worn at a slant over his proper left eye, with a peacock feather tucked in the brim. He stands looking straight at the camera, his proper right hand resting on the tiled wall next to him. Another man can be seen beyond the doorframe in the background just behind the subject's left shoulder. There are no inscriptions, front or back.
African American  Search this
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Dance  Search this
Fashion  Search this
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LGBTQ  Search this
Music  Search this
Nightlife  Search this
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Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Restrictions & Rights:
© Gerard Gaskin
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National Museum of African American History and Culture