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Vintage portraits show Golden Age of hip hop

“I don’t pose people other than to put them in a good spot for the light.”   In 1982, Janette Beckman traveled from London to New York to visit friends. She never left. The photographer ended up staying to shoot for magazines back home such as The Face and Melody Maker, and the city’s emerging […]

As real as it gets: Janette Beckman’s hip-hop portraits are a (deli) window to another time

We talk to photographer Janette Beckman about her seminal work in the early days of hip-hop capturing artists such as Salt-N-Pepa, Run DMC and Grandmaster Flash.