Untitled (Two boys, East New York)

  • Frank Espada, Untitled (Two boys, East New York), 1964, gelatin silver print, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center, 2015.22.8, © 1964, Frank Espada Photography

Some of Espada’s photographs of children take on a psychological dimension. One boy smiles at the camera as his playmate assumes a tough demeanor and holds a toy gun in his left hand. Their body language demonstrates two different responses to Espada’s presence and their environment.

Down These Mean Streets: Community and Place in Urban Photography, 2017

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Algunas de las fotografías de niños tomadas por Espada incorporan una dimensión psicológica. Un chico sonríe ante la cámara mientras que su compañero de juegos asume una pose desafiante y agarra en su mano izquierda una pistola de juguete. El lenguaje corporal de los niños muestra dos respuestas diferentes à la presencia del fotógrafo y a su entorno.

Por estas calles bravas: Comunidad y lugar en la fotografía urbana, 2017

Title
Untitled (Two boys, East New York)
Artist
Date
1964
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
frame: 9 × 13 12 in. (22.9 × 34.3 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase through the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center

Mediums Description
gelatin silver print
Classifications
Keywords
  • Cityscape – street
  • Cityscape – New York – New York
  • Children
  • Architecture Exterior – commercial – store
Object Number
2015.22.8
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI