Photographic print of KRS-One in Central Park

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The image, taken in Central Park, features KRS-One in the center wearing a light-colored New York Mets pinstripe jersey and shorts. Visible from the knees up, he is jumping in the air with his proper left arm outstretched above his head, palming facing out. He wears a black baseball cap with white lettering that is partially obscured because his face is tilted up. A tall black pole with draped white fabric is visible in the center directly behind him, with trees and the sky in the background. To the bottom right of the image, a photographer in a light-colored shirt with raised camera is partially visible. The verso has several inscriptions by Bill Adler that identify the subject, photographer, date, and location.
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Restrictions & Rights
© Al Pereira
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Collection title
Eyejammie Hip Hop Photography Collection
Media Arts-Photography
June 15, 1991
Object number
Photograph by
Al Pereira, American, born 1963
Subject of
KRS-One, American, born 1965
African American
Hip hop (Music)
Urban life
Place captured
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Sheet): 13 7/8 × 10 15/16 in. (35.2 × 27.8 cm)
H x W (Image): 12 15/16 × 8 5/8 in. (32.9 × 21.9 cm)
National Museum of African American History and Culture
gelatin silver prints