NEW YORK – Street Photographer Jamel Shabazz

ANIMAL New York hat sich mit Charlie Ahearn (Regisseur von Wild Style) und Old School Graffitikünstler CHINO über den Fotografen Jamel Shabazz unterhalten. Ahearn´s Dokumentation ‘Jamel Shabazz: Street Photographer’ wird derzeit im BAM Rose gezeigt. Ein Film über Shabazz´ Arbeit und Fotos aus den 70igern und 80igern in Brooklyn und New York. Sehenswerter Beitrag und wer momentan in NYC weilt sollte sich das anschauen

Jamel Shabazz: Street Photographer is the the latest film from Wild Style director Charlie Ahearn. The aptly entitled documentary offers a glimpse into the life of Shabazz, a notable photographer who’s well known for his unique stylings of subjects and the access he was able to achieve while documenting old school NYC street culture.

ANIMAL spoke to Ahearn about the documentary at his Tribeca studio. We also interviewed stalwart graffiti artist CHINO BYI to discuss his relationship to Shabazz’s photos, many of which speak personally to him, having grown up amongst many of the people–a motley crew of of b-boys, graffiti writers, and stick-up-kids–shot by the photographer.

Jamel Shabazz: Street Photographer will screen at BAM Rose Cinemas Aug 2-8.

(Video: Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork)
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