Sun Ra, 1990

Image for Sun Ra, 1990
Photograph by
Spitzer, David D., American
Subject of
Ra, Sun, American, 1914 - 1993
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 9 3/8 x 13 3/4 in. (23.8 x 35 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 9 13/16 x 13 15/16 in. (24.9 x 35.4 cm)
H x W (Matted): 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place captured
Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, North and Central America
Date
1990
Description
A black-and-white photograph of jazz composer and musician Sun Ra at a performance in Miami Beach, FL. He is photographed in right profile and quite close up. His eyes are downcast and he wears a large winged headdress. A stage light is visible in the far right of the frame.
Topic
African American
Composers (Musicians)
Conductors (Musicians)
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Jazz (Music)
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of David D. Spitzer
Object number
2012.164.138
Restrictions & Rights
© David D. Spitzer
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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

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