Two Boys on Bench

Created by
Terry, Roderick, American
Subject of
Unidentified Child or Children
Created by
Penn Camera, American, 1954 - 2012
Subject of
Million Man March, American, founded 1995
Printed by
Penn Camera, American, 1954 - 2012
Date
October 16, 1995
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 10 5/8 x 13 11/16 in. (27 x 34.8 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
Description
This black-and-white photograph depicts two boys sitting on a bench. They both sit with elbows on knees; the left hand figure rests his chin in both palms, while the right hand figure supports his chin with his right hand. Both boys wear white sweatshirts with black jackets draped over their shoulders, and black baseball caps. Both gaze directly at the viewer. In the background is a wooden temporary fence through which can be seen several pairs of legs. Paper litters the ground at the base of the fence.
Place depicted
National Mall, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Portfolio/Series
One Million Strong
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Topic
Activism
Children
Civil rights
Local and regional
Men
Photography
U.S. History, 1969-2001
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Roderick Terry
Object number
2013.99.11
Restrictions & Rights
© Roderick Terry
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5efc8f79d-8bb1-413e-8a29-55649e143363