After encountering a group of teens dressed in Zoot suits at a Florida hotel, photographer Will van Overbeek decided to go back to a high-school prom. In 2005, he photographed a variety of proms at both public and private schools for the Austin Chronicle. These images illustrate both the youthful fashion choices of the moment and the commonalties between the schools, such as the groups of girls dancing together.


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Artist
Will van Overbeek, American, born 1955
Title
Travis High Prom
Date
2005
Medium
Inkjet print
Dimensions
Image: 6 × 8 in. (15.2 × 20.3 cm) Sheet: 8 3/8 × 11 1/2 in. (21.3 × 29.2 cm)
Credit Line

Gift of the artist

Current Location
Not on view
Accession Number
2005.1572
Classification
Photographs
Provenance

The artist, Austin; given to MFAH, 2005.