Serena and Venus

Image for Serena and Venus
Photograph by
Lyons, Roderick J., American, born 1950
Subject of
Williams, Venus Ebony Starr, American, born 1980
Williams, Serena Jameka, American, born 1981
Williams, Richard
Medium
digital
Dimensions
H x W: 4149pixels × 2820pixels (4149pixels, 2820 cm)
Type
digital images
digital media - born analog
Place captured
Compton, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Date
1991
Description
Digital scan of a 35mm black and white negative of Venus, Serena, and Richard Williams on a tennis court. The girls stand in front of their father, Richard Williams, who stands on the court behind them holding a racquet. Serena stands to the right of Venus at an angle to the net. She holds her racquet in her proper right hand. Her proper left hand is out in front of her at waist level. Venus stands farther away from their father and is at an angle to the net. She holds her racquet in her proper right hand. All three are wearing matching printed Reebok polo shirts. The girls also have matching skirts. Buildings and cars are visible in the background of the image.
Topic
African American
Athletes
Families
Photography
Tennis
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Roderick Lyons
Object number
2015.165.13
Restrictions & Rights
© Roderick Lyons
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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