Grandmaster Flash Onstage at The Ritz, NYC

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A black-and-white photograph of Grandmaster Flash onstage at The Ritz nightclub in New York City. Flash is viewed from above the camera, standing with his left hand on his left hip and looking out over his left shoulder. He wears light-colored pants with dark stripes down the side, a studded belt with handcuffs, a dark and light-colored jacket, and a dark-colored hat. Another performer and the stage lights are visible behind him. On the verso is an eyejammie gallery label with the title and photographer.
Photograph by
Harry Allen, American, born 1964
Subject of
Grandmaster Flash, American, born 1958
The Ritz, American, 1980 - early 1990s
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Restrictions & Rights
© Harry Allen. Permission required for use.
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Collection title
Eyejammie Hip Hop Photography Collection
Media Arts-Photography
early 1980s
Object number
African American
Hip hop (Music)
Place captured
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Sheet): 19 13/16 × 15 15/16 in. (50.4 × 40.5 cm)
H x W (Image): 17 15/16 × 12 1/16 in. (45.5 × 30.7 cm)
National Museum of African American History and Culture
gelatin silver prints