Photograph of DMC and Run in NYC

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2 images
Photograph by
Pereira, Al, American
Subject of
Run-D.M.C., American, 1981 - 2002
McDaniels, Darryl Matthews, American, born 1964
Rev. Run, American, born 1964
Printed by
Adler, Bill, American, born 1951
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Sheet): 10 15/16 × 13 15/16 in. (27.8 × 35.4 cm)
H x W (Image): 8 5/8 × 13 in. (21.9 × 33 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
Place captured
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1992
Description
A black and white photograph of DMC and Run.
DMC is in the center of the image. He is wearing a black coat with fur sleeves, a black hat with rhinestones, a necklace, a watch on his proper right wrist, and rings on both hands. He has a goatee. His thumbs and pointer fingers are around his eyes, making fake glasses. Run is to his proper left side. Run is wearing a coat with a white fur collar and a black hat. He has a mustache. The background is grey.
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 is an inscription handwritten by Bill Adler vertically up the left side in black and blue ink. There is also an inscription in the center, handwritten in graphite.
Topic
African American
Gesture
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
2015.132.276
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