Afrika Bambaataa

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2 images
Photograph by
Powell, Ricky, American, born 1961
Subject of
Afrika Bambaataa, American, born 1957
Printed by
Adler, Bill, American, born 1951
Medium
dye and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Sheet): 14 1/8 × 10 15/16 in. (35.9 × 27.8 cm)
H x W (Image): 13 1/2 × 9 in. (34.3 × 22.9 cm)
Type
chromogenic color prints
Description
A color photograph of Afrika Bambaataa. He is posed against a blue background and wears sunglasses, a striped hat, and a black and red jacket with an emblem of the continent of Africa on his right side and his name on the left. He also wears his many layered necklaces with round medallions. The artist's signature is etched in the bottom left corner of the image. There are no inscriptions, front or back.
Topic
African American
Fashion
Hip hop (Music)
Musicians
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2015.132.332
Rights
© Ricky Powell
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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