Film Programs
On the Street
Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer

April 18 at 7:00
American University

Brooklyn-born Jamel Shabazz recorded the pioneers of hip-hop at their source on the streets of New York. “More than just vintage shots of kids rocking Puma Suedes, Kangols, and pin-striped Jordaches in Times Square and Fort Greene Park, Shabazz’s photographs have hundreds of (often tragic) stories behind them, and Ahearn’s Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer gives voice to these images with dozens of interviews with Shabazz himself, graffiti pioneer and hip-hop legend” — Brooklyn Academy of Music. (Charlie Ahearn, 2013, 81 minutes)

courtesy Charlie Ahearn


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