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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) : 20 × 16 in. (50.8 × 40.6 cm)
H x W (Image) : 19 × 12 11/16 in. (48.3 × 32.2 cm)
inkjet prints
Place captured:
United States, North and Central America
A color photographic print portrait of an unidentified individual in white gown. The subject is pictured standing in front of a dark grey background. She wears a white gown with a sleeveless, structured bodice and a rhinestone encrusted halter collar around the neck. The subject holds the full white skirt out at both sides with her hands. A white, rhinestone studded shawl or jacket is draped around her arms. Pieces of shaped plastic are arranged across the front of the gown's bodice, the shoulders, and attached to the top half of the subject's face to appear as if the subject is bursting through a bubble or a droplet of water is landing on her. Her face is turned to look towards the right side of the image. 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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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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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture