Photograph by
Gaskin, Gerard H., Trinidadian American, born 1965
Subject of
Foster, Marquise, American, born 1989
Printed by
Light Work, American, founded 1973
Date
2017
Medium
ink on Canson Baryta photographique paper
Dimensions
H x W (Sheet) : 20 × 16 in. (50.8 × 40.6 cm)
H x W (Image) : 19 × 12 5/8 in. (48.3 × 32.1 cm)
Description
A color photographic print portrait of fashion designer Marquise Foster captured in a look he wore while walking the All American Runway category at a ball in Philadelphia in 2017. Foster is pictured standing center frame against a dark grey background. He wears a red knit suit jacket and pants with a black, grey, and white plaid pattern. Woven black leather bracers cover his forearms. He wears a tall, black velvet top hat and has a black star painted around his proper right eye. He stands looking straight ahead at the camera, his hands by his sides. There are no inscriptions, front or back.
Place captured
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Portfolio/Series
Legendary Portraits
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Type
portraits
inkjet prints
Topic
Communities
Dance
Design
Fashion
Fashion design
Gender
Identity
LGBTQ
Music
Nightlife
Photography
Sexuality
Urban life
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2019.71.6
Restrictions & Rights
© Gerard Gaskin
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5ac33ed30-5a92-4be4-9b6d-c0d88b15a41f

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