A Woman with Hanging Overalls

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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 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
pigment 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 outside a glass shop front. She holds a piece of paper in her left hand and carries a plastic shopping bag over her left arm. She wears a scarf over her hair, a short coat, and pants. In the foreground are four small pairs of overalls hanging from a line tied to a large square pillar, in front of the graffitied shop wall. The light strikes the overalls and casts their shadows against the wall, while the woman is reflected in the shop window.
Topic
African American
Business
Children
Communities
Photography
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.197.6
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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