Photograph of MC Lyte in her dressing room

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2 images
Photograph by
Benabib, Michael, American, born 1962
Subject of
MC Lyte, American, born 1971
Medium
dye and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Sheet): 16 1/4 × 20 in. (41.3 × 50.8 cm)
H x W (Image): 12 1/2 × 19 in. (31.8 × 48.2 cm)
Type
chromogenic color prints
portraits
digital prints
Date
1995; printed 2004
Description
A color photograph of MC Lyte in her dressing room, ca. 1995. Lyte is sitting next to a lighted mirror and looks towards the camera with her left arm resting on the counter. She is wearing a red hat, gold earrings, yellow shirt, and red and black striped overalls. Her reflection is visible in the mirror. The print is signed and dated on the back by Michael Benabib and an inscription by Bill Adler identifies the subject and date of capture.
Topic
African American
Hip hop (Music)
Musicians
Photography
United States--History--1969-2001
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2015.132.102
Rights
© Michael Benabib. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
Eyejammie Hip Hop Photography Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture