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Photograph by:
Jamel Shabazz, American, born 1960  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
pigment-based ink on paper
H x W: 14 × 11 in. (35.6 × 27.9 cm)
pigment prints
digital prints
Place depicted:
Brooklyn, New York City, Kings County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Cultural Place:
2010; printed 2021
This is a color archival pigment print from a digital file. The photograph depicts a full-length image of three women in carnival-like outfits posed with their arms around one another during the West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn, New York. From left to right, their outfits are a solid red, white, and blue color. Each woman is wearing a large, carnival crown with a matching bra top, belt, and black bottoms with large earrings. The top and bottoms have metal beads drooping across. The background is a metal background, presumably a roll-up store front door. There is a graffiti tag to the middle right in black sharpie [TAZ].
There are no inscriptions on the print, front or back.
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Communities  Search this
Costume  Search this
Holidays and festivals  Search this
Identity  Search this
Photography  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture purchased with funds provided by the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© Jamel Shabazz
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture