Deas McNeil, The Barber

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2 images
Photograph by
Bey, Dawoud, American, born 1953
Printed by
Black Point Editions, American, founded 2004
Subject of
McNeil, Deas, American
Medium
gelatin and carbon black on rag paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (16.5 x 24.1 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
Type
carbon prints
portraits
Place depicted
Harlem, New York City, New York County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1976; printed 2005
Description
This image depicts a man standing in a barbershop, surrounded by the tools of the trade. He stands with his left foot on the floor and his right foot propped up on the footrest of the empty barber chair next to him. His left hand rests on the arm of the chair, while his right hand rests on the counter to his right. The counter is cluttered with bottles, lotions, electrical cords, and a pair of glasses. The man, wearing a white short sleeve shirt, dark trousers and lace-up leather shoes, is reflected in the wide mirror over the counter. He gazes slightly to the right of the camera. In the background is a couch, an empty coat rack and a wall clock.
Topic
African American
Barbershops
Beauty salons (Beauty shops)
Business
Communities
Hair
Men
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.197.10
Restrictions & Rights
© Dawoud Bey
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series
Harlem, USA
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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