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, American, born 1942
Date
1991
Medium
digital
Dimensions
H x W: 4236pixels × 2827pixels (4236pixels × 2827pixels)
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 and faces the net. Her racquet is in front of her and is being held by both her hands. Venus stands slightly in front of Serena and is at an angle to the net. She holds her racquet in both hands in a backhand motion. A tennis ball is in front of her at about her forehead level. All three are wearing matching printed Reebok polo shirts. The girls also have matching skirts. Buildings, other people, and cars are visible in the background of the image.
Place captured
Compton, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Type
digital images
digital media - born analog
Topic
Athletes
Families
Photography
Sports
Tennis
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Roderick Lyons
Object number
2015.165.14
Restrictions & Rights
© Roderick Lyons
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e8e84f63-a61c-4330-a41d-015cfba57a33
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