Photograph by
Oliver, Tommy, American, born 1984
Subject of
YG, American, born 1990
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
Floyd, George Perry Jr., American, 1973 - 2020
Taylor, Breonna, American, 1993 - 2020
Arbery, Ahmaud, American, 1994 - 2020
Sterling, Alton, American, died 2016
Martin, Trayvon, American, 1995 - 2012
Garner, Eric, 1970 - 2014
Clark, Stephon, American, 2015 - 2018
Bland, Sandra, American, died 2015
June 7, 2020
H x W: 4175 pixels × 6720 pixels (4175 × 6720 cm)
160.57 MB
Photograph of YG at a Black Lives Matter protest in Hollywood
A digital, black-and-white image of YG participating in a Black Lives Matter protest in Hollywood, California. The image was taken by Tommy Oliver during the protests that followed the death of George Floyd. YG is depicted at the center of the image, facing the viewer, and with his head turned towards his proper right shoulder. He is wearing a black tank top, black pants, a black studded leather belt, and a black baseball-style cap turned backwards. He is looking towards an unidentified man in the crowd who has both fists raised to chest level in front of him, with his middle fingers extended upwards. The unidentified man is wearing a black, short sleeve T-shirt with a medium tone graphic on the front and a matching baseball-style cap worn backwards. YG and the unidentified man are surrounded by a large group of protesters, many of whom are wearing face masks or other types of protective face coverings, and some carrying raised protest signs. A large light tone protest sign with handwritten dark text held over YG’s head reads [JUSTICE / FOR / #GEORGEFLOYD / #BREONNATAYLOR / #AHMAUDARBREY[sic] / #ALTONStERLING / #TREYVONMARTIN / #ERICGARDNER / #STEPHONCLARK / #SANDRABLAND / #SAYTHEIRNAMES]. Other signs read [(L)ATINOS / FOR / BLACK (LIVES)], [THIS IS A / REVOLT / AGAINST / RACISM] and [Justice for / GEORGE FLOYD / Jail Killer / Cops!]. In the background, are multi-storied buildings and leafy trees.
Place captured
Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Media Arts-Photography
Black Lives Matter
African American - Latinx Solidarity
digital images
digital media - born digital
Hip hop (Music)
Police brutality
Race relations
Rappers (Musicians)
U.S. History, 2001-
Urban life
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Tommy and Codie Oliver
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© Tommy Oliver