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
Archival Collections
Photographs and Still Images
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
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd50f38805f-a9fd-43ac-a0b9-9358726b5120

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