Gina (Mexico) from the series "Africa's Legacy in Mexico"

  • Tony Gleaton, Gina (Mexico) from the series "Africa's Legacy in Mexico", 1986, printed 1994, gelatin silver print, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1994.11.8, © 1994 Tony Gleaton. Reproduction of this image requires the Artist's permission.

Exhibition Label
Gleaton’s photographs, and his mission to discover the range and nature of African diasporic life in the America’s, are inevitably entangled with issues of racial and cultural identity. But his portraits – Gina (Mexico) is one, are often frontal and as formal as the images of models and socialites he photographed in the 1970s for British Vogue. Abstracting his subjects from the reality of day-to-day life, he invests each with a sense of dignity and individuality that transcends time and place.


African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond, 2012
Title
Gina (Mexico) from the series "Africa's Legacy in Mexico"
Artist
Date
1986, printed 1994
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sheet: 14 x 11 in. (35.5 x 28.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase

Mediums Description
gelatin silver print
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure female – child – knee length
  • Object – written matter – calendar
  • Landscape – Mexico
  • Religion – New Testament – Mary
  • Ethnic – Mexican
Object Number
1994.11.8
Palette
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