Debbie Allen - dancer

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2 images
Photograph by
Barboza, Anthony, American, born 1944
Subject of
Allen, Debbie, American, born 1950
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (sheet): 13 7/8 × 10 15/16 in. (35.2 × 27.8 cm)
H x W (image): 8 15/16 × 8 3/4 in. (22.7 × 22.3 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place captured
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1977
Description
A black and white photographic portrait of dancer and choreographer Debbie Allen posing in costume. Allen is pictured center frame, wearing a beaded bikini costume with tail feathers and holding a large feathered fan. She is posed sideways, bent slightly at the waist, holding the large fan with both hands held close to her chest. Her head is tilted backwards and sideways to look at the camera. She is smiling. Behind Allen is a white paper backdrop, with large handwritten words on it, though Allen and the fan obscure most of the writing. The print is signed on the front. The title and date are inscribed beneath the image and on the back of the print.
Topic
African American
Actors
Dance
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2016.99.40
Restrictions & Rights
© Anthony Barboza
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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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