JAMEL SHABAZZ: STREET PHOTOGRAPHER
a film by Charlie Ahearn (2012)
In the infancy of hip-hop, Brooklyn-born photographer Jamel Shabazz documented the pioneers of music and style who would launch an enduring worldwide phenomenon. In JAMEL SHABAZZ STREET PHOTOGRAPHER, Charlie Ahearn (director of the legendary Wild Style) pays tribute to both Shabazz and those who defined hip-hop. More than just vintage shots of kids rocking savvy street style in Times Square and Brooklyn's Fort Greene Park, Shabazz's photographs have hundreds of stories behind them, and Ahearn's film gives voice to these images with intimate interviews with Shabazz, hip-hop historian Fred "Fab 5 Freddy" Brathwaite, legendary rapper KRS-One, and others.
Oscilloscope Laboratories / 82 min