Hija Negra/Flor Blanca/Black Girl/White Flower (Mango Creek, Belize), from the series "Tengo Casi 500 Años: Africa's Legacy in Central America"

  • Tony Gleaton, Hija Negra/Flor Blanca/Black Girl/White Flower (Mango Creek, Belize), from the series "Tengo Casi 500 Años: Africa's Legacy in Central America", 1992, printed 1994, gelatin silver print, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1994.11.5, © 1994 Tony Gleaton. Reproduction of this image requires the Artist's permission.

Exhibition Label
Gleaton has traveled constantly throughout Mexico, Central America, and to all but three of the countries in South America, photographing people of African ancestry and crafting an “alternative iconography of beauty, family, love, & goodness.” He says he loves “the other,” which he defines as people who are separate from dominant cultural groups. “My work examines our common elements and the disparities, which in making us different, also bind us together in the human condition.”


African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond, 2012
Title
Hija Negra/Flor Blanca/Black Girl/White Flower (Mango Creek, Belize), from the series "Tengo Casi 500 Años: Africa's Legacy in Central America"
Artist
Date
1992, printed 1994
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sheet: 20 x 16 in. (50.7 x 40.6 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase

Mediums Description
gelatin silver print
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape – Belize
  • Figure female – bust
  • Waterscape – river – Mango Creek
Object Number
1994.11.5
Palette
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