Video: Jamel Shabazz: Street Photographer (Trailer)

Man, I’ve been meaning to buy Jamel Shabazz’s book Back In The Days for years now but it always slips my mind. I’m about to go to Amazon right now as a matter of fact…

Above you will find the trailer for Jamel Shabazz: Street Photographer, a new documentary on the famed photographer and his priceless documentation of New York City during the 1980’s, by Wild Style directory Charlie Ahearn. There will be a special screening of the film this Saturday in NYC if you’re in the aread. Info below.

Jamel Shabazz- Street Photographer 74 min 2011 by Charlie Ahearn
This is the story of Jamel Shabazz, whose twenty five year mission to create a portrait of the Hip Hop generation became a world wide phenomenon with his book “Back In The Days”. Charlie Ahearn, director of the classic movie Wild Style, follows Jamel’s journey from his Brooklyn youth, through army service and work as a corrections officer, to his decisive photographic interactions on the streets and subways of New York. Interviews with Hip Hop legends such as Fab 5 Freddy, DJ Bobbito Love and KRS One, as well as with Jamel’s numerous portrait subjects, reveal the stories behind the photographs. Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer celebrates a unique artist who reflects the African American community and modern life.

World premiere of feature documentary
followed by panel including Jamel Shabazz, Charlie Ahearn, Fab 5 Freddy
Exhibition of photographs by Jamel Shabazz and reception
Sun June 26 at 3:30

BAM Rose Cinemas
30 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

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7 Responses to “Video: Jamel Shabazz: Street Photographer (Trailer)”

  1. Jackson7 Says:

    respect the dead. pac did more for black people


    yeah… just like you said Obamma would… back in 2007…

    howd that work out?

    and what exactly has tupac done for black people (besides embarrass them), besides run his mouth and die in Marion’s arms?

    wow… you love you some black men…

    LMAO @ gay idolatrous niggas

    and how did i disrespect his dead ass?

    i said he kicked a nigga and got bodied within 60 minutes.. thats FACTS…

    did that NOT occur?

  2. 456 Says:

    obama has done more for black people than landlord will do in fourteen lifetimes

  3. Jackson7 Says:

    LMAO at the homothug tupac stans jumping out the closet with pink pistols blazing…

    happens everytime…

    no one said he was a bitch… some niggas just dont like his music..

    but that always gets the homothug Stack Bundles and Tupac and Lil Wayne STANs riled up into a typed out frenzy..

    keep going tho… shit is too funny

  4. el feces loco Says:

    word its a lot of peter puffers and wangstas on Nah…

    I think that kizza over there is a fluke..that nigga that commented at 2:04 too, he definitely packs fudge..this kizza right here queer.

  5. Jackson7 Says:

    Thank You (remix) >>>>> 3 years of Obamma speeches and lies and promises


  6. Mini Daddy Says:

    accra > minneapolis

  7. Jackson7 Says:

    “14 lifetimes”



    niggas is getting mad emotional… spewing forth ridiculous hypotheticals and having nervous breakdowns on behalf of thug life…

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