Photograph of DMC and JMJ with director Jonathan Demme on set- "Heal Yourself"

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Description
A color photograph of DMC and JMJ with director Jonathan Demme.
DMC is on the proper right side. He is wearing a red and white St. John's Redmen t-shirt, red shorts, a white brimmed hat with a red ribbon, and glasses. He is also wearing a necklace with a shoe pendant and has a watch on his proper right wrist. He has a goatee. JMJ is in the center. He is wearing a blue, orange, and white New York Mets t-shirt, blue and orange shorts, a red Chicago Bulls baseball cap, a necklace with a shoe pendant, and a bracelet on his proper right wrist. He has a goatee. His proper left hand is in his shorts pocket and his right hand is shaking the proper right hand of Robert Demme. Robert is facing the proper right side of the image. His left arm is down by his side and he has a black watch on his left wrist. He is wearing a white button down shirt with a map over it, a white undershirt, black shorts, and a black baseball cap that reads [-OKLYN] in orange. He has a white "Crew" pass clipped onto his shirt. There is a brick building in the background as well as a group of men and women sitting and standing in front of a fence.
2015.132.81.1 has a white border around it. It is thinnest on the top and bottom, thicker on the proper right side, and thickest on the proper left side. It is signed vertically in black ink, on the proper bottom left side next to the image. The back of the photograph has light grey text repeated diagonal lines facing the right side of the paper. There are tears at the top from where tape used to be. There is a yellow post-it note at the top right. There is a small number "25" handwritten sideways in black ink in the bottom left corner. There is an inscription by Bill Adler handwritten vertically down the left side in the blue ink. 2015.132.81.2 has a white border around it. It is thinner on the top and bottom and thicker on the two sides. The back of the photograph has light grey text repeated diagonal lines facing the left side of the paper. There is an inscription by Bill Adler handwritten vertically up the right side in black ink.
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Restrictions & Rights
© Michael Benabib. Permission required for use.
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Collection title
Eyejammie Hip Hop Photography Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
1991
Object number
2015.132.81.1-.2
Photograph by
Michael Benabib, American, born 1962
Subject of
Darryl Matthews McDaniels, American, born 1964
Jam Master Jay, American, 1965 - 2002
Robert Jonathan Demme, American, 1944 - 2017
St. John's University, American, founded 1870
New York Mets, American, founded 1962
Chicago Bulls, American, founded 1966
Topic
African American
Film
Hip hop (Music)
Musicians
Photography
Place captured
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (2015.132.81.1 Sheet): 11 × 17 in. (28 × 43.2 cm)
H x W (2015.132.81.1 Image): 10 3/4 × 13 3/4 in. (27.3 × 35 cm)
H x W (2015.132.81.2 Sheet): 11 × 17 1/16 in. (28 × 43.3 cm)
H x W (2015.132.81.2 Image): 10 3/4 × 13 13/16 in. (27.3 × 35.1 cm)
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Type
portraits
inkjet prints