Created by
Danska, Herbert, American, born 1927
Subject of
Nelson, David, American
Kain, Gylan, American
Luciano, Felipe, American, born 1947
Unidentified Man or Men
Owned by
Danska, Herbert, American, born 1927
Date
ca. 1970
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W: 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
Description
Black-and-white behind-the-scene film still from the film, Right On! starring the New York-based spoken word group, The Last Poets and directed by Herbert Danska. The image depicts the three members of The Last Poets to the right of frame, standing upon a pile of garbage. From left to right is Gylan Kain, David Nelson, and Felipe Luciano. All three men are pictured in profile, looking toward a man facing them with a film camera strapped on his shoulder. Next to the cameraman is another man in the very left edge of the frame, who holds a notebook in one arm and leans towards the cameraman. On the back of the photograph is a stamp in black ink reading: ["RIGHT ON!" / A FILM BY HERBERT DANSKA / written by and starring: / KAIN | DAVID NELSON | FELIPE LUCIANO / A WOODIE KING JR. PRODUCTION / A LEACOCK PENNEBAKER RELEASE / cable: FILMAKERS, U.S.A.].
Place depicted
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Type
gelatin silver prints
film stills
Topic
Film
Hip-hop (Music)
Photography
Spoken word (Poetry)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2012.21.5.4
Restrictions & Rights
© Herbert Danska
GUID
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