A Woman and Two Boys Passing

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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
Unidentified Child or Children
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
1978; printed 2005
Description
This image depicts a woman standing against a spiked, wrought iron fence in front of a block of row houses. Two young boys stride down the sidewalk past her. The woman is standing with ankles crossed, right hand on hip, left hand grasping one of the fence bars. She looks to her left. She wears an open cardigan, neck scarf, white shirt, black skirt and white sneakers. Behind her is a dark jacket handing from the fence. The two young boys are standing with their backs to the camera, walking in unison, heads turned towards each other. One wears a jacket and the other an open shirt, both wear sneakers.
Topic
African American
Children
Communities
Photography
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.197.5
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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