Join us for a film screening of Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer, followed by a Q&A with director Charlie Ahearn and Special Guests Dave Chino and Sharp, moderated by Ron Kavanaugh. 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. Charlie Ahearn, the director of the seminal graffiti movie Wild Style, pays tribute to both Shabazz and those who defined hip-hop before it had definition. Presented by the Bronx Museum Community Advisory Council.
Free admission and bar (donations suggested)
Location: 2nd floor North Wing
David Villorente (CHINO), who designed the poster art for Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer, will be selling signed copies during the event.
Also, be sure to shop exclusive t-shirts, sweatshirts and accessories from Firelina, a local clothing line.
Directed by Charlie Ahearn | 2013
“Anybody who doesn’t appreciate the spirit captured in Jamel Shabazz’s photographs doesn’t get New York.”
—The New York Times
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 (oftentimes 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 historian Fred “Fab 5 Freddy” Brathwaite, legendary rapper KRS-One, and more. This vibrant portrait of the early years of hip-hop had its world premiere at BAMcinemaFest 2011.