A Woman and Child in a Doorway

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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): 9 1/2 x 6 3/4 in. (24.1 x 17.1 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
1975; printed 2005
Description
This image depicts a young woman holding a small child in her right arm. The woman, with short hair, wears an open jacket, pants and sneakers. The child wears a half zipped jacket and matching pants and stares directly at the viewer. The woman stands sideways in a doorway, balancing between two steps; her right foot on the higher step and the left foot on the lower. Her back against the doorframe, her head turned slightly to her left, she gazes obliquely towards the camera.
Topic
African American
Children
Communities
Families
Photography
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.197.9
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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