Untitled

Photograph by
Oliver, Tommy, American, born 1984
Subject of
Khan, Janaya, Canadian, born 1987
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
Floyd, George Perry Jr., American, 1973 - 2020
Date
June 7, 2020
On View
Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 052
Museum MapsObjects in this Location
Exhibition
Reckoning: Protest. Defiance. Resilience.
Medium
digital
Dimensions
H x W: 4077 pixels × 6115 pixels (4077 × 6115 cm)
142.7 MB
Title
Photograph of Janaya Khan at a Black Lives Matter protest in Hollywood
Description
A digital, color image of Janaya “Future” Khan addressing a large crowd at 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. Khan stands at the center with their back to the viewer, facing the crowd on the street in front of them. Khan is depicted from the mid-back up, with their proper right arm raised to head level and fingers splayed. Khan is wearing a black, short sleeve T-shirt. Their hair is pulled up into a bun and it is secured with a black-and-white bandana tied around their forehead. In front of Khan, is a crowd of protesters that has filled the entire width of the street, going back several city blocks. Most of the protesters are wearing face masks or other types of face coverings. Some protesters are holding up cameras, cell phones, and some protest signs. The street is lined with multi-storied buildings, street signs, traffic signals, and palm trees. Painted on the buildings on the far left is a mural of a Ferris wheel behind treelined hills.
Place captured
Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Movement
Black Lives Matter
Type
digital images
digital media - born digital
Topic
Activism
Justice
LGBTQ
Photography
Police brutality
Race relations
Resistance
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
2021.31.65
Restrictions & Rights
© Tommy Oliver
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd51a48c066-5aed-4933-8309-34be0c2c6be3