Hip Hop at 50 by
Boom boxes. Graffiti tags. Flashy threads and hypnotic new beats. The early ’80s in New York City was the golden age of hip-hop, and photographer Janette Beckman was there to capture its rising stars. The British-born artist moved to NYC in 1983 and photographed rap pioneers including Run DMC, Slick Rick, Salt-N-Pepa, Grandmaster Flash, and LL Cool J. To mark the 50th anniversary of hip-hop’s birth, an exhibition of Beckman’s iconic images will be on display at the Seaport. The show is part of the Photoville Festival, featuring more than 80 outdoor exhibitions of thought-provoking imagery from across the globe.Learn More
June 7 – October 31, 2023
22 Fulton Street, windows on the corner of Fulton & Front Streets
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About Photoville S+3
Photoville is a New York-based non-profit organization that works to promote a wider understanding and increased access to the art of photography for all. Founded in 2011 in Brooklyn, NY, Photoville was built on the principles of addressing cultural equity and inclusion, ensuring that the artists they exhibit are diverse in gender, class, and race. Photoville produces an annual, city-wide open air photography festival in New York City, a wide range of free educational community initiatives, and a nationwide program of public art exhibitions.