Photograph of Mista Lawnge and Dres of Black Sheep in front of WTC towers

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2 images
Photograph by
Pereira, Al, American
Subject of
Mista Lawnge, American
Dres, American, born 1967
Black Sheep, American, founded 1989
New York Mets, American, founded 1962
Printed by
Adler, Bill, American, born 1951
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Sheet): 13 15/16 × 10 15/16 in. (35.4 × 27.8 cm)
H x W (Image): 13 1/16 × 8 11/16 in. (33.2 × 22.1 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
Place captured
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1992; printed 2003
Description
A black and white photograph of Black Sheep.
Mista Lawnge is on the proper right side. He is wearing a black leather jacket, a New York Mets baseball cap and a necklace. He is leaning on something and his proper right hand is in his jacket pocket. He has a mustache. Dres is on the proper left side. He is wearing a jacket with a hood and a plaid cap. He has a mustache. He is leaning forward with his arms crossed in front of his chest. They are standing in front of water and there is a silhouette of the skyline in the background with the World Trade Center towers in the middle of the image.
There is a white border around the image. It is thicker on the two sides and thinner on the top and bottom. The back of the photograph is white. There are tears at the top from where pieces of tape used to be. There are two inscriptions handwritten by Bill Adler in black ink. There is also an inscription in the center, handwritten in graphite.
Topic
African American
Architecture
Hip hop (Music)
Musicians
Photography
United States--History--1969-2001
Urban
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2015.132.270
Rights
© Al Pereira
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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