Going to Work

Media - 2016.16.2 - SAAM-2016.16.2_1 - 122762
Copied Perla de Leon, Going to Work, 1980, gelatin silver print, image: 6 38 × 9 12 in. (16.2 × 24.1 cm) sheet: 8 × 10 in. (20.3 × 25.4 cm), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center, 2016.16.2, © 1980, Perla de Leon

Artwork Details

Title
Going to Work
Date
1980
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
image: 6 38 × 9 12 in. (16.2 × 24.1 cm) sheet: 8 × 10 in. (20.3 × 25.4 cm)
Copyright
© 1980, Perla de Leon
Credit Line
Museum purchase through the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center
Mediums Description
gelatin silver print
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure group
  • Cityscape — New York — New York
  • Cityscape — street
  • Architecture — vehicle — automobile
  • African American
  • Architecture Exterior — domestic — apartment
Object Number
2016.16.2

Exhibitions

Photograph of children playing in the water from a fire hydrant by Hiram Maristany
Down These Mean Streets: Community and Place in Urban Photography
May 11, 2017August 5, 2017
America’s urban streets have long inspired documentary photographers. After World War II, populations shifted from the city to the suburbs and newly built highways cut through thriving neighborhoods, leaving isolated pockets within major urban centers.