Pumpkin ReneeArtist(s)Danny LyonArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1967; printed 2010Medium & Supportgelatin silver print on paperDimensions
11 in x 14 in (27.94 cm x 35.56 cm)Credit LineGift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80Subject matter
After Knoxville, Tennessee,
Lyon traveled to Galveston, Texas. He had not found the material he had hoped to find in Knoxville. In Galveston, he photographed people and places that were outside of mainstream America. He met seventeen year old Pumpkin Renee, a transgender woman who identified as a "female impersonator and homosexual." Lyon made recordings of her speaking about her experiences. In this image, Pumpkin reclines in her bed, displaying Dionne Warwick's album "Make Way for Dionne Warwick."Physical Description
A photograph of a woman reclining in her bed. A vinyl record titled "Make Way for Dionne Warwick" is propped up on her legs.Primary Object ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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women (female humans)