At a Tent Revival Meeting

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2 images
Photograph by
Bey, Dawoud, American, born 1953
Printed by
Black Point Editions, American, founded 2004
Subject of
Unidentified Woman or Women
Medium
gelatin and carbon black on rag paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 6 7/16 x 9 1/2 in. (16.4 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
1977; printed 2005
Description
This image depicts several women outside a tent set up along the street. In the foreground is a young woman standing with her back to the camera. She wears a white head wrap, long sleeve white blouse, and light colored vest and skirt. She has glasses and a wedding ring. With her right hand she grasps a tent pole, with her left a tent support rope. She gazes to her right. Immediately in front of her are three women, two standing and one seated. One woman, standing to the right, is wearing a white nurse's uniform, including the cap. Next to her is another woman, seated on a folding chair, also in white. Facing across from them is a third woman, standing gazing downward with her right hand on her hip. Other indistinct individuals, including a man and a child stand clustered beyond them, while buildings and street traffic are in the background.
Topic
African American
Communities
Photography
Religious groups
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.197.11
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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