Wendy, Manhattan, NY, 2013

Photograph by
Gaskin, Gerard H., Trinidadian American, born 1965
Subject of
Ledesma, Wendy, American
GMHC, American, founded 1981
Hetrick-Martin Institute, American, founded 1979
Outstanding Beautiful Brothers, American, founded 2010
Printed by
Light Work, American, founded 1973
Date
2013
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 Wendy Ledesma, captured in Manhattan in 2013. Ledesma is pictured from the waist up, standing against a dark grey background. She wears a purple long-sleeve Henley shirt with a horizontal blue and yellow geometric pattern and a sleeveless jean jacket. A GMHC (Gay Men's Health Crisis) badge is around her neck and several pins are adhered to the proper left side of her jacket, around a skull patch. The pins include: a pinback button for OBB (Outstanding Beautiful Brothers), a pin with the Pan-African flag, a Union Jack pin, a National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness pin, a Hetrick-Martin Institute pin, and a pin that reads, "Free Speech / I Love My Cat." Ledesma is looking towards the camera with her chin held high. There are no inscriptions, front or back.
Place captured
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Portfolio/Series
Legendary Portraits
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Type
portraits
inkjet prints
Topic
Communities
Dance
Fashion
Gender
Health
Identity
LGBTQ
Music
Nightlife
Photography
Sexuality
Urban life
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2019.71.8
Restrictions & Rights
© Gerard Gaskin
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd54cf46675-16d0-42dc-b646-1340e0462d2f
2 image(s)