Community Baptism, Baba Ishangi Leads Exercise

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  • Marilyn Nance, Community Baptism, Baba Ishangi Leads Exercise, 1986, gelatin silver print, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1994.49.1, © 1986, Marilyn Nance

Exhibition Label
Nance’s photographs examine ways that people of color practice religions connected with their African heritage. In Community Baptism, Baba Ishangi Leads Exercise, Nance presents a nontraditional scene of a group of men, women, and children on a beach, mostly barefoot, who take part in a rite of renewal. The photographer’s shadow at the lower right reveals that she, too, is part of the image.


African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond, 2012
Title
Community Baptism, Baba Ishangi Leads Exercise
Artist
Date
1986
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sheet: 16 x 20 in. (40.7 x 50.8 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

Mediums Description
gelatin silver print
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure group
  • Landscape – New York
  • Ceremony – religion – baptism
  • Landscape – beach – Riis Beach
  • Recreation – sport and play – exercising
Object Number
1994.49.1
Linked Open Data
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