Photograph by
Boot, Adrian, British, born 1947
Subject of
Perry, Lee, Jamaican, 1936 - 2021
Black Ark Studios, Jamaican, founded 1973
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (2015.132.165.1 Sheet): 11 × 14 in. (27.9 × 35.5 cm)
H x W (2015.132.165.1 Image): 9 1/2 × 13 1/2 in. (24.2 × 34.3 cm)
H x W (2015.132.165.2 Sheet): 11 × 14 1/16 in. (27.9 × 35.7 cm)
H x W (2015.132.165.2 Image): 9 9/16 × 13 9/16 in. (24.3 × 34.5 cm)
A black-and-white photograph of Lee Perry's Black Ark Studio, 1978, Kingston.
The studio has cement walls. The walls are covered in photographs, illustrations, graffiti, and other small objects. Many of the photographs are signed or have handwritten notes on them. There are old recording machines and studio equipment in the foreground.
Each image has a white border around it. The borders are thinner on the sides and thicker on the tops and bottoms. The back of 2015.132.165.1 is white. There is an inscription at the top, handwritten by Bill Adler. The back of 2015.132.165.2 has two Kodak logos repeated in gold. The logos are in diagonal lines and are facing the left side of the paper. There are two pieces of tape at the top, one on either side. There is an inscription at the bottom, handwritten by Bill Adler.
Place captured
Kingston, Surrey County, Jamaica, Caribbean, North and Central America
Collection title
Eyejammie Hip-Hop Photography Collection
Media Arts-Photography
black-and-white photographs
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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