Nach der Ausstellung City Metro von Jamel Shabazz in der Kölner Galerie Bene Taschen ist jetzt das gleichnamige Buch erschienen. Die 51 Arbeiten, welche seit Anfang der 1980er Jahre entstanden sind, zeigen einen anderen „Big Apple“, jenseits der prestigeträchtigen Avenues und des schillernden Broadways.
amel Shabazz has long been recognized as one of the leading figures on the New York street photography scene. Born and raised in Red Hook, Brooklyn, he has spent the past four decades documenting the rapidly changing social fabric of New York City. Active humanism drives Shabazz in his imagemaking, as he consistently seeks to show and preserve the city’s many populations, regardless of their age, class, race or occupation, with the New York City transit system serving as the natural backdrop to many of his most iconic images.
Finally, the show Streetlife featuring works of Jamel Shabazz its about to open in the Museum aan het Vrijthof in Maastricht!
Remember the pre-COVID days, when travelling on public transport seemed like an unremarkable act? And the enforced physical proximity of other people on a commute was nothing more than an inconvenience? Now, more than ever, there’s something especially poignant and joyful about Jamel Shabazz’s newly published collection of archival photographs, depicting New Yorkers happily occupying the shared space of the city subway.
text by Thomas Linden
Als Teenager begann der Fotograf Jamel Shabazz, mit der Kamera durch Brooklyn zu streifen. Seine Bilder spielen in der U-Bahn und feiern den Style der Straße
Following an exhibition at the institution’s Cologne home, Galerie Bene Taschen publishes City Metro, a catalogue of Jamel Shabazz’s series of photographs taken in 1980s New York, mostly in the city’s subways.
Si intitola «City Metro» il volume in uscita per Bene Taschen che raccoglie gli scatti più belli dello street photographer Jamel Shabazz
Edited version of the Livestream from 3rd april 2020 in Cologne. Ecki Heuser and Bene Taschen in conversation with Sebastião Salgado about his current situation in self chosen quarantine and his life`s work.