Drum Beats

Created by
Terry, Roderick, American
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
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): 13 11/16 x 10 5/8 in. (34.8 x 27 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 14 x 11 in. (35.6 x 27.9 cm)
Description
This black-and-white photograph depicts a man sitting on the grass playing a traditional African drum. The man is wearing a fedora, dark shirt, jacket, and pants. He is seated with his legs drawn up and the drum held between his knees. Eyes focused on the instrument, he is beating the drum with his bare hands. Behind him is visible the legs and drum of a second man.
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
Civil rights
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
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
2013.99.32
Restrictions & Rights
© Roderick Terry
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5b1228c09-b9e2-424f-90a0-8004b5789cff