Beginning of New York Hip-Hop Culture (17 photos)


Jamel Shabazz born in the 60s, since the age of 15 started to capture African American community life of his native Brooklyn. His lively photoworks depict New York street energy, times of fight for civil rights, Vietnam War protests, as well as first street art, graffiti and hip-hop culture. He documented his generation, their social conditions and surroundings, so we have a chance to take a glance at the stylish years of youth of the Big Apple.