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Jamel Shabazz: Street Photographer

As a teenage photographer in early 80s East Flatbush, Brooklyn, Jamel Shabazz set out to document the then nascent movement of hip-hop. Through the iconic style of his MCs, neighborhood kids and gang members, the unequivocal attitude of New York’s youth was recognized as the calling card of the city’s creative renaissance.

Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer is both a trip down memory lane featuring NYC luminaries Fab Five Freddy and Bobbito Garcia, and a discovery of the inspirations and craft behind the titular influencer’s urban lens.

A film by Charlie Ahearn.

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