Kenneth Royster Oral History Interview

Created by
National Museum of African American History and Culture, American, founded 2003
Recorded by
Patrick Telepictures, Inc., American
Interview of
Royster, Kenneth, American, born 1944
Interviewed by
Bryant, Aaron
Date
July 14, 2016
Medium
digital
Dimensions
Duration (2016.129.4.1a): 101.8 minutes
Duration (2016.129.4.2a): 101.3 minutes
Description
The oral history consists of 2016.129.4.1a and 2016.129.4.2a: two versions (unedited, and edited) of a single digital video recording.
166.46723 GB
Ken Royster was interviewed as part of the NMAAHC Donor Oral History Collection. Mr. Royster donated a collection of his photographs to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
During this oral history interview Ken Royster discusses his evolution as an artist and photographer and his approach to his work. Royster is known for his black and white photography of African American cultural rituals, such as baptisms. He also talks at length about growing up in Baltimore, Maryland.
Place collected
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Collection title
The Collection Donor Oral History Project
Classification
Media Arts-Film and Video
Type
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Topic
Art
Communities
Museums
Photography
Religion
Social life and customs
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2016.129.4.1a-.2a
Restrictions & Rights
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5b6e4a9ae-14ad-4fba-a595-b933577f668a