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[Photographs]

Title
[Photographs] / Martin Dixon.
Author
Dixon, Martin
Publication
1985-2000.

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Still imageUse in libraryAvailableSc Photo Portfolio (Dixon, M.)Schomburg Center - Photographs & Prints

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Additional Authors
Dixon/Deux Yeux Photographie, photographer.
Description
  • 16 items (.9 cubic ft., one box); 28 x 36 cm
  • 11 photographic prints : gelatin silver, black and white ;
  • 5 photographic prints : color ;
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Protest works – 1990-2000.
  • Portrait photographs – 1980-2000.
  • Group portraits – 1980-1999.
  • Gelatin silver prints – 1980-1999.
  • Dye coupler prints – 1990-2000.
Note
  • Title devised by cataloger.
  • One photograph bears two photographer's hand stamps on verso, one which reads "DIXON/DEUX YEUX." Many items bear photographer's signature and handwritten captions on verso. Some items are printed full frame. Two items are near duplicates.
  • Consists of some items from the series "Faith of Sundays" (1988), "Styles & Profiles" (1989-1993), and "The Nation State" (1990).
Terms of Use (note)
  • Collection is under copyright; permission of the copyright holder is required for duplication.
Biography (note)
  • Martin Dixon, an African American freelance and commercial photographer, is based in New York City. He received his BFA in Art from Cooper Union, New York (1988) and his MFA in Photography from the University of Michigan (1991). A professional photographer since 1980, Dixon founded his studio, Dixon/Deux Yeux Photographie, in 1988. His work has documented the people and social events in New York City and Detroit, Michigan, as well as the African continent and India; and he has worked with corporate clients, including Time magazine, the United Way and UNICEF. Among his published work includes the 2001 book "Brooklyn Kings: New York City's Black Bikers."
Call Number
Sc Photo Portfolio (Dixon, M.)
OCLC
1280700593
Author
Dixon, Martin, photographer.
Title
[Photographs] / Martin Dixon.
Production
1985-2000.
Type of Content
still image
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
sheet
Summary
Depictions of African Americans in stylized portraits, street life and social gatherings, in New York City, from 1985 to 2000, consisting of candid shots of women during a church service, young men in the Fruit of Islam, and a young man on the street; a view of people in Times Square; and views of customers and guests in clubs, bars and a fraternity party, emphasizing the styles of dress and degrees of socializing. Also included are studio portraits of costumed, partially nude black women, one as the Statue of Liberty, the other representing a white person, entitled "White Like You"; and group portraits of young men making Molotov cocktails out of Coca Cola bottles, and one man holding another man hostage, the latter wearing a hood made of the American flag.
Terms Of Use
Collection is under copyright; permission of the copyright holder is required for duplication.
Biography
Martin Dixon, an African American freelance and commercial photographer, is based in New York City. He received his BFA in Art from Cooper Union, New York (1988) and his MFA in Photography from the University of Michigan (1991). A professional photographer since 1980, Dixon founded his studio, Dixon/Deux Yeux Photographie, in 1988. His work has documented the people and social events in New York City and Detroit, Michigan, as well as the African continent and India; and he has worked with corporate clients, including Time magazine, the United Way and UNICEF. Among his published work includes the 2001 book "Brooklyn Kings: New York City's Black Bikers."
Added Author
Dixon/Deux Yeux Photographie, photographer.
Research Call Number
Sc Photo Portfolio (Dixon, M.)
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