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Untitled, from the series "Black Muslims"

A work made of gelatin silver print.

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  • A work made of gelatin silver print.

Date:

c. 1975

Artist:

Valeria “Mikki” Ferrill
American, born 1937

About this artwork

South Side photojournalist Mikki Ferrill was among a handful of photographers who gained access to events hosted by the Chicago-based Nation of Islam. Among these events was the annual Saviours’ Day convention, established by leader Elijah Muhammad to honor the teachings of the Nation of Islam’s founder, Wallace Fard Muhammad. This unpublished photograph of a protestor reacting to Elijah Muhammad’s address offers a rare glimpse into the inner workings of a group that maintained close control over its public image.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

Mikki Ferrill

Title

Untitled, from the series "Black Muslims"

Place

United States (Artist's nationality)

Date

Made 1970–1980

Medium

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions

Image: 13.4 × 21.5 cm (5 5/16 × 8 1/2 in.); Paper: 20.2 × 25 cm (8 × 9 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Through prior gift of Helen Harvey Mills

Reference Number

2017.175

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