Photographic slide of participants at a New York Gay Pride Parade

Photograph by
Dr. Simmons, Ron, American, 1950 - 2020
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
reversal film and plastic
H x W: 2 × 2 in. (5.1 × 5.1 cm)
A color photographic slide depicting participants at a gay rights demonstration, taken from within the crowd. Shown from the shoulders up, the image features the backs of the men in front of the photographer. From left to right is a white man in a red tank top, with his head turned slightly to show a stud earring in his left ear; a black man with his head shaved except for a close-cropped strip in the middle, a small hoop earring in his right ear, and wearing a black tank top; and a white man in a blue shirt, with his head slightly turned to show a mustache in profile. At the very right of frame is the shoulder of another individual. The bottom of a bunch of red balloons is in the top right corner of the image and the American flag can be seen on the right side of the image, ahead of the men, with a crowd of other participants in between. The slide film is in a plastic case, light grey on the front and dark grey on the obverse. There are no inscriptions or markings.
Place depicted
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Collection title
The Ron Simmons Photography Collection
Media Arts-Photography
Archival Collections
color slides
Civil rights
U.S. History, 1969-2001
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Ron Simmons
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© Ron Simmons
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