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Photograph by:
Platon, British, born 1968  Search this
Subject of:
Rev. Jesse Jackson, American, born 1941  Search this
pigment on paper
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)
pigment prints
Place printed:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
2009; printed 2019
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.
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:
Restrictions & Rights:
© Platon
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture