The Fashion Stories: Jamel Shabbaz, témoin de la mode et de la rue new-yorkaise

Jamel Shabazz a dépassé le statut de photographe. Depuis les années 70, il sillonne les rues de New York et capture avec son appareil les comportements urbains. Son art, à la limite de la sociologie, documente l’histoire de la ville, les courants vestimentaires et musicaux qui la traversent. Son point fort: être un des rares observateurs de la jeunesse multicolore new-yorkaise et du mouvement hip-hop depuis sa naissance. L’exposition City Metro à la Galerie Bene Taschen de Cologne lui rend hommage.

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Blouin ArtInfo: Jamel Shabazz’s “City Metro” at Galerie Bene Taschen, Cologne

Galerie Bene Taschen, Cologne, will be hosting New York photographer Jamel Shabazz’s exhibition titled “City Metro,” from December 8, 2018, through February 2, 2019.

About 30 works, created since the early 1980s, show a different side of the “Big Apple” beyond the prestigious avenues and dazzling Broadway. In the spirit of street photography, Shabazz’s works document passengers on the popular New York transit system, capturing their fashion, moods, and traveling companions.

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L’Œil de la Photographie: The favorites of Florence and Damien Bachelot at Paris Photo

Black and white or color, portrait or landscape, not real constraints during this stroll thru Paris Photos but heart-throbs and emotions in front of photographs that impose themselves, Gordon Parks, Dave Heath, Robert Frank , exchanges with gallerists and the discovery of the worlds of Bruce Wrighton and Jamel Shabazz and the meeting of artists Laura Henno and Adrien Boyer. – Florence Bachelot

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The J. Paul Getty Museum: ICONS OF STYLE A CENTURY OF FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY, 1911-2011

Why do some fashion photographs transcend their commercial character to function as works of art, while others do not? In part, the answer lies in the ability of a fashion photograph to reflect two or more worlds: the perfect world inside the frame—where youth, beauty, and luxury reign supreme—and the harsh realities of the world outside it. The best fashion photographs remind us of other works of art or expand the boundaries of the genre, redefining what a fashion photograph is supposed to do, or be.

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