Photograph by
Barboza, Anthony, American, born 1944
Subject of
Dr. Shange, Ntozake, American, 1948 - 2018
Date
1977
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (sheet): 14 × 11 in. (35.6 × 27.9 cm)
H x W (image): 10 1/8 × 10 1/4 in. (25.7 × 26 cm)
Description
This is a black and white photograph of Ntozake Shange. The image is blurred with movement; Shange appears to rock back and forth. She is seated wearing a dark dress with large, embroidered sleeves. Light and reflective surfaces surround Shange, giving the image a dream-like quality. Shange sits looking down with her hands in her lap. The image is bordered in a narrow black line from the original negative frame. The image is on a white background. Below the image at the bottom of the sheet is hand-written black text listing the title, date, and artist's signature.
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Topic
Photography
Poetry
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.152.8
Restrictions & Rights
© Anthony Barboza
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd511aaadf8-93a9-4f29-b916-e2234298d440
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