Photograph of Sha-Rock, The Valley, NYC

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2 images
Photograph by
Ahearn, Charlie, American
Subject of
MC Sha-Rock, American, born 1962
Medium
dye and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W: 15 7/8 × 19 13/16 in. (40.3 × 50.3 cm)
Type
chromogenic color prints
portraits
Place captured
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
June 1980
Description
A color photograph of Sharon Green, also known as MC Sha-Rock. Sha-Rock wears a green sweatshirt with yellow letters that appears to read "I'm Sha-Rock an I can't be stopped." She is looking away from the camera with her arms held in front of her at waist-level, her hands appear to be mid-snap. An inscription on the back by Bill Adler identifies the subject, location, date and photographer.
Topic
African American
Hip hop (Music)
Identity
Musicians
Photography
United States--History--1969-2001
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2015.132.20
Rights
© Charlie Ahearn
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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