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Joyce Bryant

Image for Joyce Bryant
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Description
A gelatin silver print of Joyce Bryant in front of an upright piano. She sits on the piano bench and faces the viewer while resting her arm on the piano's music desk. Also on the music desk are booklets of sheet music, including "My Lord and Master" and a Billie Holliday "Lady Sings the Blues" anthology. Partially obscured by Bryant is sheet music featuring the image of a European classical composer wearing a periwig. More sheet music is stacked on the piano's top. Above the piano, and dominating the top half of the photograph, is a large print of Joyce Bryant.
Created by
Louis H. Draper, American, 1935 - 2002
Subject of
Joyce Bryant, American, born 1928
Date
1978
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Nell Draper-Winston
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 13 1/8 x 8 7/8 in. (33.3 x 22.6 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 13 13/16 x 10 13/16 in. (35.1 x 27.5 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Object number
2013.66.2
Topic
African American
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Photography
Singers (Musicians)
Restrictions & Rights
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