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Roland L. Freeman

400 block of East Lorraine Avenue. East Baltimore, Maryland, September 1972, from the series, Southern Roads/City Pavements
1972/printed 1982
gelatin silver print
13 15/16 x 11 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of George H. Dalsheimer

The young woman enjoys the photographer's attention as he captures this glimpse of her modest urban environment. The jaunty curtain and bric-a-brac suggest her efforts to individualize the space. Freeman is widely regarded as a photographer dedicated to chronicling the spectrum of modern African American culture from the rural to the urban.