Pre-Baptismal Prayer

Photograph by
Royster, Kenneth, American, born 1944
Subject of
Unidentified
Date
1997
Medium
photograph: silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 15 × 15 in. (38.1 × 38.1 cm)
H x W (sheet): 20 × 16 in. (50.8 × 40.6 cm)
Description
A black-and-white photograph by Kenneth Royster titled “Pre-Baptismal Prayer”. The image shows three (3) individuals standing waist-deep in water. The figures are wearing loose white garments, including one baptismal robe. They are turned to the center of the image, with each person only partially visible. They have their arms raised in prayer. The edge of the negative is partially visible around the image. There are numerical inscriptions on the reverse.
Place depicted
United States, North and Central America
Portfolio/Series
Praise
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Type
gelatin silver prints
Topic
Communities
Photography
Religion
Religious groups
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kenneth Royster in honor of Prof. Samuel L. Green
Object number
2018.41.18
Restrictions & Rights
© Kenneth Royster
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5a0af6883-8130-460d-a64a-d9abbf45f8cb
2 image(s)