Photograph by
Powell, Ricky, American, 1961 - 2021
Subject of
Rev. Run, American, born 1964
Run-D.M.C., American, 1981 - 2002
Adidas AG, German, founded 1948
1986; printed 2003
dye and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Sheet): 14 15/16 × 19 1/8 in. (37.9 × 48.6 cm)
H x W (Image): 9 1/8 × 14 in. (23.2 × 35.6 cm)
A color photograph of Run with a fan in New Orleans during the Raising Hell tour.
In the left foreground of the image is the back of a boy's head. He has [adidas] and the Adidas logo shaved into his hair. Run is in the center of the image, looking at the camera with both arms outstretched and his hands on the boy's shoulders. He wears a black hat and a black t-shirt. Behind him are a set of stairs with silver metal edging and lights. Beneath the image is a handwritten inscription reading [AHHH...CLASSIC! "RUN" BACKSTAGE WITH FAN IN / NEW ORLEANS - RAISING HELL TOUR '86] along with the photographer's signature [Ricky Powell / '03].
Place captured
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Collection title
Eyejammie Hip-Hop Photography Collection
Media Arts-Photography
chromogenic color prints
Hip-hop (Music)
Rappers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© Ricky Powell
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