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Possession

D. Anthony Mahone

(Cleveland, 1962 - )

1997

Chromogenic print

31 in. x 34 in. (78.74 cm x 86.36 cm)

Gift of the artist

2002.11

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In his haunting self-portraits, Mahone assumes poses that reflect both the vitality of African culture and social challenges faced by many black men. The white lines drawn on his face and body in Possession refer to religious rites performed by the Yoruba culture of West Africa. Mahone achieves startling color effects in his photographs by drawing on the negatives with markers before printing from them.

Keywords
African American
Color
Male