Photograph by
Dr. Simmons, Ron, American, 1950 - 2020
Subject of
Lorde, Audre, American, 1934 - 1992
Date
ca. 1979
Medium
reversal film and plastic
Dimensions
H x W: 2 × 2 in. (5.1 × 5.1 cm)
Description
A color photographic slide depicting author and activist Audre Lorde speaking at the first Third World Gay Conference in Washington, DC. Lorde stands at a podium speaking into a microphone. She is only visible from the chest up and her head is wrapped in a blue and green head wrap. She also wears a black, brown and orange garment with gold embroidery along the neckline. The front of the white encasement that houses the slide film is inscribed with [NOV 79 R3] and [MADE IN U.S.A.]. The back of the encasement reads [Ektachrome SLIDE] and [PROCESSED BY Kodak].
Place depicted
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Collection title
The Ron Simmons Photography Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Archival Collections
Type
color slides
Topic
Activism
Civil rights
Identity
LGBTQ
Oratory
Sexuality
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
TA2019.38.1.1.1.11
Restrictions & Rights
© Ron Simmons
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd50f38805f-a9fd-43ac-a0b9-9358726b5120
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