Vice: Underground Photos From New York’s Seediest Years

In Zownir’s pictures, we see the people who often fall through the cracks from the eye of one who understands the struggle and pays respect in the tradition of Bruce Davidson, Nan Goldin, and Larry Clark. In advance of a presentation of his work by Galerie Bene Taschen during Photo London (May 16-19), Zownir takes us on an incredible journey though the New York underground.

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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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