A Finding Aid to Steven M. Cummings Photograph Collection
, in the Anacostia Community Museum Archives
Portions of this collection are digitized

Collection ID:
Cummings, Steven M.
No linguistic content; Not applicable
Physical Description:
0.06 Linear feet
1 oversize folder
11 Photographic prints
Gelatin silver.
16 x 16 inches
This collection, which dates from 1993-2005, contains 11 gelatin silver photographic prints by Steven M. Cummings. The images depict mostly African-American men in scenes of daily life in the Washington, D.C. area.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Steven M. Cummings is a photographer and documentarian who has a studio in Northeast, Washington, DC. He was born in Okinawa, Japan in 1965 and traveled through Europe with his military family as a child.
Cummings depicts black life in Washington, DC and shoots almost exclusively in black and white. He captures people as they are, outside the studio, in natural light, and going about the business of living.
He graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2010 with an M.F.A. in Photographic and Electronic Media. Cummings selected exhibitions include
D.C. Undercover: Photographs by Steven M. Cummings
, and
Chocolate City Rest in Peace

Jennifer Morris
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Donated by Steven M. Cummings in 2006.
Processing Information note
The collection were processed in 2016 by Jennifer Morris.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Preferred Citation note
Steven M. Cummings Photograph collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Steven M. Cummings.
Conditions Governing Use note
The Steven M. Cummings photographs are the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.

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Repository Contact
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
1901 Fort Place, SE
Washington, D.C. 20020