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Peluquería/Barber Shop (Oaxaca, Mexico), from the series "Africa's Legacy in Mexico"

1990, printed 1994 Tony Gleaton Born: Detroit, Michigan 1948 Died: Palo Alto, California 2015 gelatin silver print 12 x 12 in. (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase © 1994 Tony Gleaton. Reproduction of this image requires the Artist's permission. 1994.11.2 Not currently on view


Exhibition Label

Traveling the dusty back roads of the Americas by bicycle, bus, or in a converted 1972 Army ambulance, Gleaton sought out communities that bear traces of Africa’s legacy in the New World. In Mexico he made his home in isolated villages in Oaxaca and on the Costa Chica south of Acapulco and sought out a village called Nacimiento de los Negros (Birth of the Blacks); in Bolivia he lived with descendants of the African slave trade.


African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond, 2012

Keywords

Architecture Interior - commercial - barbershop

Cityscape - Central America

Figure group - male and child

Object - furniture - chair

Occupation - service - barber

photography - photoprint

gelatin silver

About Tony Gleaton

Born: Detroit, Michigan 1948 Died: Palo Alto, California 2015

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