Ready to be Baptized

Photograph by
Royster, Kenneth, American, born 1944
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
Date
1996
Medium
photograph: silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 15 × 14 7/8 in. (38.1 × 37.8 cm)
H x W (sheet): 20 × 16 in. (50.8 × 40.6 cm)
Description
A black-and-white photograph by Kenneth Royster of a man at a religious event in a tent. The unidentified man is in the center of the image, facing the camera. He is smiling slightly and wearing a loose-fitting white shirt. He has a necklace with an image of the Virgin Mary. An unidentified man and woman behind the central figure are also dressed in white. There are more people, dressed in dark colors, partially visible in the background. A support pole and the white fabric of the tent can be seen in the background. The background is slightly out of focus. 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
2018.41.23
Restrictions & Rights
© Kenneth Royster
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5f62bf32c-d9cf-4c07-9814-80a032f36101
2 image(s)