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Betty Carter, NYC

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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Description
A black and white photographic portrait of Betty Carter during a performance. Aside from Carter's face and body, elements of the photograph are out of focus, giving a blurred, halo effect. Carter is on stage, with her mouth open in performance. Microphones, instruments, and a curtain are visible, but out of focus in the background.
Photograph by
Anthony Barboza, American, born 1944
Subject of
Betty Carter, American, 1929 - 1998
Date
1970s
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): 14 × 10 7/8 in. (35.6 × 27.7 cm)
H x W (image): 12 15/16 × 8 11/16 in. (32.9 × 22.1 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
2016.99.29
Topic
African American
Jazz (Music)
Photography
Singers (Musicians)
Place captured
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Restrictions & Rights
© Anthony Barboza