Doors open at 8PM
In the infancy of hip-hop, Brooklyn-born photographer Jamel Shabazz, whose twenty-five year mission to create a portrait of the hip-hop generation, became a worldwide phenomenon with his book "Back In The Days". Director of the seminal "Wild Style", Charlie Ahearn, instantly recognized the power of Shabazz’s photography when he first picked up his book in 2002. Since then, Ahearn has followed Shabazz in documenting his journey from a Brooklyn youth, through army service and work as a corrections officer, to his decisive photographic interactions on the streets and subways of New York.
"Jamel Shabazz: Street Photographer" is filled with vintage shots of kids rocking Puma Suedes, Kangols, and pin-striped Jordaches in Times Square and Fort Greene Park. Ahearn gives voice to these images with dozens of interviews with Shabazz himself, graffiti pioneer and hip-hop historian Fab 5 Freddy, Bobbito Garcia, legendary rapper KRS-One, and more.