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Photograph by:
Gerard H. Gaskin, Trinidadian American, born 1965  Search this
Subject of:
People of Color in Crisis, American, 1989 - 2008  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:
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
August 2007
A color photographic print of Joseph and Charles, captured while participating in the Walking the Labels Category at the People of Color in Crisis (POCC) Ball in 2007. The two men are pictured in the center of the image wearing colorful suits and hats. The man to the left is dressed in a powder pink suit with a black shirt and a patterned pink bow tie. He also has a powder pink fedora style hat with a purple feather tucked into the brim. He holds an open umbrella that has a floral bright pink, purple, blue, and orange print. Another man stands in front, to the left, on the right side of the photograph. He wears a suit with a printed leaf and vine pattern in black, white, yellow, and various shades of green. He has on a white shirt with a dark green tie. Sunglasses cover his eyes and he is wearing a beige brimmed hat. He holds a red flower with a long stem to his nose. A large crowd is visible in the darkened room surrounding the men.
African American  Search this
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Dance  Search this
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LGBTQ  Search this
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Nightlife  Search this
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Urban life  Search this
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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