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These Rarely Seen Snapshots Document Iconic Hip-Hop Looks & Candid Moments

Fans of Hip-Hop photography have had a lot to celebrate of late. In addition to the advent of Instagram, where iconic photographers like Jamel Shabazz, Joe Conzo, Chi Modu, and others share the snapshots they've taken of the culture's earliest days, museums and similar institutions have begun the process of... Read more

Rare Photos of Jay Z, KRS-One, Nas, Run-D.M.C. & More Are Heading to the Smithsonian

As an institution, the Smithsonian is the preeminent organization of its kind in the United States. Actually a cluster of museums and research centers, it's under the direct supervision and administration of the government, giving it an air of authenticity and credence that lend serious cache to its collections. Far from... Read more

One Wu-Tang Photographer Aims To Put The Clan In The Front (Video)

For more than 20 years, English photographer Eddie Otchere has been documenting the Wu-Tang Clan. His camera lens has captured the nine founding members, along with Cappadonna, who Eddie, an insider, considers a certified tenth. In 2016, Otchere hopes to create a Wu-themed photography exhibit in Brixton East, London. On... Read more

With Compelling Photography, An Artist Hopes To Lessen The Stigma Of Mental Illness

Dior Vargas, a self-described "Latina Feminist Mental Health Activist," is bringing much-needed attention to the prevalence of mental illnesses in communities of color through a photography project that asks everyday people to raise awareness about the issue. In general, mental illness is one of those touchy subjects that makes many... Read more

Photographer Jamel Shabazz’s Hip-Hop Influence is the Subject of New Documentary (Video)

Throughout the '80s, a Brooklyn man named Jamel Shabazz began messing around with a camera, documenting the style and fashion surrounding him on New York City streets. Fast forward three decades and his name is mentioned whenever the topic of Hip-Hop photographers comes up, and rightly so. He has been... Read more