Photograph of MC Lyte performing in the "Sisters in the Name of Rap" tv special

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Description
A black-and-white photograph of MC Lyte performing in the "Sisters in the Name of Rap" tv special at the New Ritz in New York City on Oct. 8, 1991. Lyte is pictured center frame, wearing baggy overalls. She appears to be dancing, with her left hand on her left hip and her left leg raised mid-step. Behind her, a close up of her face is repeated across a wall of televisions behind her. The outstretched hands of audience members are visible in the lower right corner of the image. On the back of the photograph are inscriptions by Bill Adler identifying the photographer, subject, location, and date.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
Eyejammie Hip Hop Photography Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
October 8, 1991; printed 2003
Object number
2015.132.294
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Photograph by
Al Pereira, American, born 1963
Subject of
MC Lyte, American, born 1971
The Ritz, American, 1980 - early 1990s
Printed by
Bill Adler, American, born 1951
Topic
African American
Hip hop (Music)
Musicians
Photography
Television
Women
Place captured
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Sheet): 13 7/8 × 10 15/16 in. (35.2 × 27.8 cm)
H x W (Image): 13 × 8 3/4 in. (33 × 22.2 cm)
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Restrictions & Rights
© Al Pereira
Type
gelatin silver prints