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Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer

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Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer

Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer

Image courtesy of Artists Public Domain

Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer

Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer

Image courtesy of Artists Public Domain

Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer

Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer

Image courtesy of Artists Public Domain

Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer

Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer

Image courtesy of Artists Public Domain

Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer

Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer

Image courtesy of Artists Public Domain

Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer

Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer

Image courtesy of Artists Public Domain

Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer trailer

Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer

(Charlie Ahearn, 2013)

New Documentary

Nonfiction filmmaking holds a strong appeal for many committed directors and producers. This ongoing series lets you sample wide-ranging approaches to the contemporary documentary.

Thu, Nov 14, 2013 7 PM

During the birth of hip-hop, Jamel Shabazz captured the styles and attitudes of Brooklyn street life in a series of collaborative, theatrically posed group photographs that became a cornerstone of the movement’s music and style. In addition to all the Puma Suedes, Kangols, and pin-striped Jordaches that you would expect, the film Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer, Charlie Ahearn’s first in over a decade, tells some of the stories behind the photographs (often tragic) in conversations with Shabazz, graffiti pioneer and hip-hop historian Fab 5 Freddy, legendary rapper KRS-One, and more. Ahearn’s graffiti movie Wild Style (1982) was one of the landmark documents of hip-hop culture; this film sees him return to the streets and era that he too helped define. (81 mins., HDCAM)

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