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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 figure in a striped dress, with a black cap and face mask. The figure stands center frame, in front of a dark grey background, with her face turned to her proper right. The strapless dress of wide, vertical black and red stripes is worn over a sheer black blouse with a high neck and long sleeves, puffed at the shoulder and wrist. One side of the full skirt is held high to obscure her proper left shoulder and arm. A full black underskirt is visible along the bottom of the skirt. She also wears a tight-fitting black cap and hold a black mask bejeweled with clear stones up to their face to obscure all but here eyes, which are adorned with matching red and black striped lenses. There are no inscriptions, front or back.
African American  Search this
Communities  Search this
Dance  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Gender  Search this
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LGBTQ  Search this
Music  Search this
Nightlife  Search this
Photography  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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National Museum of African American History and Culture