Hivyo Tété (Rai)

Darryl DeAngelo Terrell, American, born 1991


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Inkjet print

Sheet: 15 15/16 × 11 in. (40.5 × 28 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Robert J. Strasenburgh II 1942 Fund

© Darryl DeAngelo Terrell



Place Made: United States, North America


21st century

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Not on view


These individuals, some of whom identify as men and others who identify as non-binary, present a range of Black masculinity that embraces the inclusion of a femme aesthetic through the adornment of flowers. Historically, Black masculinity in the United States has been depicted as aggressive, violent, and hypermasculine. For gay, bisexual, or gender non-conforming Black people designated male at birth, engagement with femininity is often only acknowledged when it is presented as over-the-top, mimicry of women. Darryl DeAngelo Terrell does not conform to racial and/or gender expectations with these tender, color saturated portraits. Rather they let the light find the subjects in the darkness, brightened by the donning of flowers to illustrate a Black masculinity defined by joy, reverence, and gentleness.

From the 2022 exhibition Femme is Fierce: Femme Queer Gender Performance in Photography, curated by Alisa Swindell, Associate Curator of Photography

Course History

SART 30.01/SART 75.01, Photography II/III, Eva O'Leary, Fall 2022

WGSS 10.01, Sex, Gender, and Society, Francine A'Ness, Fall 2022

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 2.01, Introduction to Queer Studies, Eng-Beng Lim, Winter 2023

Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies 10.01 – Sex, Gender, and Society, Zahra Ayubi, Summer 2023

Exhibition History

Femme is Fierce: Femme Queer Gender Performance in Photography, Class of 1967 gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 1-December 17, 2022.


The artist, Darryl DeAngelo Terrell, Detroit, Michigan; sold to present collection, 2022.

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