The Gordon Parks Foundation: Jamel Shabazz – Honor and Dignity

Jamel Shabazz is one of New York’s most innovative street photographers. For the past forty years, he has documented the cultural vibrancy of the city’s black and brown communities. This exhibition offers a concise view of Shabazz’s wide-ranging work, from photographs of musicians and teenagers radiating with hip-hop style to members of the military and participants in religious and political gatherings.

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Le Figaro: Pionnier du streetstyle

Il est rare dans les médias, s’est toujours tenu à l’écart de la mode et, pourtant, ses images continuent d’influencer les créateurs. L’Américain Jamel Shabazz est sorti dernièrement de sa réserve et a repris son appareil photo pour signer la campagne publicitaire des jeans Lee, inspirée de son livre de référence Back in The Days.

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Los Angeles Times: Photoville L.A.

Photoville, New York’s largest photography event, is rolling into Los Angeles for the first time in late April. The free pop-up photography festival will rise in a veritable village of repurposed shipping containers, immersive photo cubes and giant LED boxes at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Century City.

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Vice: The 2019 armory show

When photographer Jamel Shabazz, who grew up in Red Hook, gave us his ‘tips for surviving the subway,’ chief among them was to “Stay in your lane.” Shabazz’s glorious show at Galerie Bene Taschen does the opposite of this, his life affirming imagery rising to the top of the photography on show this year. 

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Kölner Stadtanzeiger: Magie der Unterwelt

Jamel Shabazz, 1960 in Brooklyn geboren, trug die Kamera als ständigen Begleiter durch sein Viertel und fotografierte das Leben um ihn herum mit stolz zur Schau getragener Entdeckungslust. Immer wieder stieg er dabei auch in die Subway hinab wie auf eine Bühne des urbanen Lebens und gab den Menschen Gelegenheit, sich vor seiner Kamera zu inszenieren.

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Sleek: The Brooklyn native capturing young commuters in ’80s New York

In City Metro, a new exhibition of Brooklyner Jamel Shabazz’s photography at Galerie Bene Taschen in Cologne, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York City (or simply known as the MTA in its environs) plays an instrumental role. But whether they are riding on the trains, sitting on the bus, or standing somewhere at the station, it’s the people rather than the vehicles that are the central focus. Some of them are unaware of the camera, whereas others look directly into Shabazz’s lens, but almost all of them are youthful. His spirited and charismatic subjects represent an accurate, historical slice of New York City’s vibrant and diverse communities from the early ’80s up to the present day, made apparent through the different clothing styles and bold graffiti (or lack of it). 

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