Fashion, Photography and Early Hip-Hop Culture: a conversation with Jamel Shabazz at MoMA

On Tuesday 12 December, join legendary photographer Jamel Shabazz in conversation as he discusses the key role fashion plays in his work and mediating culture and society.

It’s been nearly 40 years since Shabazz first picked up a camera. He is best known for his iconic photographs of New York City during the 1980s, and has photographed documentaries as well as fashion and also as a prolific street photographer.

It’s been nearly 40 years since Shabazz first picked up a camera. He is best known for his iconic photographs of New York City during the 1980s.

Throughout his career, Jamel Shabazz has produced eight monographs—Back in the DaysThe Last Sunday in JuneA Time before CrackSeconds of My LifeThe RemixRepresentPieces of a Man, and Sights in the City—and has contributed to over three dozen other photography-related books.

Fashion, Photography and Early Hip-Hop Culture: a conversation with Jamel Shabazz at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Tuesday 12 December at 1.30pm in the People’s Studio on the 3rd floor. Free with museum entry. Click here for more information.

Seen at top: Jamel Shabazz. Sisterly Love. Flatbush, Brooklyn, 1982. Courtesy of the artist and The Museum of Modern Art.

 

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