Photograph by
Boot, Adrian, British, born 1947
Subject of
Channel One Studios, Jamaican, founded 1972
dye and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (2015.132.164.1 Sheet): 14 1/16 × 11 in. (35.7 × 27.9 cm)
H x W (2015.132.164.1 Image): 13 9/16 × 9 3/4 in. (34.5 × 24.8 cm)
H x W (2015.132.164.2 Sheet): 14 1/16 × 11 in. (35.7 × 27.9 cm)
H x W (2015.132.164.2 Image): 13 1/8 × 9 1/4 in. (33.4 × 23.5 cm)
A color photograph of Channel 1 Studios on Maxfield Avenue in Kingston, Jamaica.
There is a tan and black building white a sign that reads [CHANNEL! / 1 / RECORDING / STUDIO / (2 phone numbers)] in white. There is a man to the proper right of the sign, leaning against a wall with a painting of two (2) records. His right arm is resting on a cane. There is the black wall on the proper right side that reads [DUB CUTTING / DONE INSIDE] in white. There are street signs, a telephone pole and wires, and old cars in the background.
Each image has a white border around it. The borders are thinner on the tops and bottom and thicker on the sides. The border on 2015.132.164.2 is thicker than the border on 2015.132.164.1. The backs of the photographs have two Kodak logos repeated in gold. The logos are in diagonal lines. On the back of 2015.132.164.2 the logos are upside down. There is an inscription on the bottom of 2015.132.164.1, handwritten by Bill Adler.
Place used
Kingston, Surrey County, Jamaica, Caribbean, North and Central America
Collection title
Eyejammie Hip-Hop Photography Collection
Media Arts-Photography
chromogenic color prints
Reggae (Music)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© Adrian Boot
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