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Photograph of Big Daddy Kane getting a shape up

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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Description
A black-and-white photograph of Big Daddy Kane getting his hair trimmed. Kane is sitting in the foreground with a cape draped over his shoulders. His head is tilted to his left as the barber uses electric clippers to shape Kane's box top hair style. The barber is shirtless and also sports a box top, with cuts at his right temple. There is an inscription on the back with the subject, photographer, and date written by Bill Adler.
Photograph by
Al Pereira, American, born 1963
Subject of
Big Daddy Kane, American, born 1968
Printed by
Bill Adler, American, born 1951
Date
July 12, 1989; printed 2003
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Sheet): 13 15/16 × 10 15/16 in. (35.4 × 27.8 cm)
H x W (Image): 13 × 8 5/8 in. (33 × 21.9 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
Eyejammie Hip Hop Photography Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Object number
2015.132.267
Topic
African American
Beauty salons (Beauty shops)
Business
Fashion
Hair
Hip hop (Music)
Musicians
Photography
Restrictions & Rights
© Al Pereira