Joyce Bryant

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.

Object Details

Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Created by
Louis H. Draper, American, 1935 - 2002
Subject of
Joyce Bryant, American, born 1928
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Nell Draper-Winston
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
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)
gelatin silver prints