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Photograph by:
Gerard H. Gaskin, Trinidadian American, born 1965  Search this
Subject of:
Brenda Milan, American  Search this
Black Trans Advocacy, American, founded 2012  Search this
Black Trans International Pageantry System, American, founded 2012  Search this
Printed by:
Light Work, American, founded 1973  Search this
ink on Canson Baryta photographique paper
H x W (Sheet) : 20 × 16 in. (50.8 × 40.6 cm)
H x W (Image) : 19 × 12 5/8 in. (48.3 × 32.1 cm)
inkjet prints
Place captured:
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
February 18, 2017
A color photographic print portrait of the 2017 Winner of the BTIPS NY (Black Trans International Pageantry System of New York) Miss Black Trans New York, Brenda Milan, taken at the Ebony Ball in Manhattan in February 2017.
Milan is pictured from the hips up, standing against a dark grey background. She wears a long sleeve, black dress and his posing with her proper right hand on her hip. She is facing forward and looking to her right. Across her chest is a white sash reading [BTIPS NY MISS BLACK TRANS NEW YORK] in black text. Upon her head is a tall rhinestone tiara in an intricate design. There are no inscriptions, front or back.
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Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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© Gerard Gaskin
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