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Photograph by:
Platon, British, born 1968  Search this
Subject of:
Rev. Jesse Jackson, American, born 1941  Search this
Medium:
pigment on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 18 15/16 × 13 11/16 in. (48.1 × 34.8 cm)
H x W (sheet): 24 × 20 in. (61 × 50.8 cm)
Type:
pigment prints
portraits
Place printed:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
2009; printed 2019
Description:
A black-and-white photograph of Reverend Jesse Jackson, by Platon. The close-up of Jackson depicts him from the neck up, staring directly at the viewer. There is a deep furrow between his eyebrows, and he has a serious expression on his face. The proper right side of his face is heavily shadowed. He is wearing a dark suit jacket with thin pinstripes over a medium tone dress shirt, and a silk patterned tie. The proper right side of face, neck, and shoulder is heavily shadowed. The background of the photograph is black. The photograph has a thick white border. The edition number, [5/12], is printed in the bottom left corner. The photographer’s signature and date, [Platon 19], is handwritten in the bottom right corner. Inside the border, at the bottom center, is the photographer’s embossed mark: [PLATON ? / EDITIONED ? / PRINT ?[encircled between two bands of embossed dots]]. The back of the photograph is plain and white.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Photography  Search this
Politics  Search this
Religion  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Platon
Object number:
2021.33.14
Restrictions & Rights:
© Platon
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5dd5b7ea6-016e-45fa-9724-55a71f5ac022
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2021.33.14