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JANETTE BECKMAN | FROM PUNK TO DIOR PASSING THROUGH HIP HOP

British-born photographer Janette Beckman began her career at the dawn of punk rock working for publications such as The Face and Melody Maker. She shot bands from The Clash to Boy George as well as three Police album covers and documented the youth culture of the era.

Janette Beckman, Street Photography, The Police, Outlandos D'Amour
The Police, shot by Janette Beckman used for the cover of the album "Outlandos D'Amour"
Janette Beckman, The Police, Zeniatta Mondatta, Street Photography
Cover by Janette Beckman for the album "Zeniatta Mondatta" by The Police

Moving to NYC in 1983, Beckman was drawn to the underground hip-hop scene where she photographed the pioneers of the culture such as RUN DMC, Slick Rick, Salt-N-Pepa, Grandmaster Flash, LL Cool J, and Big Daddy Kane.

Beckman has published five books: ‘Rap, Portraits & Lyrics of a Generation of Black Rockers’, Made In The UK The Music of Attitude 1977-1983’, The Breaks, Stylin’ and Profilin’ 1982- 1990′, El Hoyo Maravilla and ‘The MashUp, Hip Hop Photos Remixed by Iconic Graffiti Artists’. “Rebels” the definitive anthology of her work, is going to be published by Drago at the end of 2021.

Janette Beckman, RAP, Street Photography book
"The Breaks, Stylin' and Profilin' 1982-1990" by Janette Beckman
Janette Beckman, RAP, Street Photography book
RAP Portraits & Lyrics Of A Generation Of Black Rockers

Her work has been shown in galleries and museums worldwide including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles and Kunsthal Rotterdam, amongst others. Janette Beckman’s work is in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Museum, the Museum of the City of New York, the Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe, France, and the Nakamura Keith Haring Collection, Japan.

Janette beckman, The Mash-Up, Street Photography Exhibition
Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles. View of the exhibition "The Mash-Up, Hip-Hop Photos Remixed by Iconic Graffiti Artists" by Janette Beckman

Her dedication to documenting the outliers of society remains evident in the works she creates surrounding subjects such as Manhattan based dirt bike gang, The Go Hard Boyz, an illegal girl fight club in Brownsville, New York, and the hard-nosed rodeo riders of the River City Rodeo in Omaha, Nebraska. Beckman’s commercial work includes assignments for clients such as Apple, Dior, Levi’s, Schott, and Shinola.

CRASH KID | A HIP HOP LEGACY

  • Author: Napal & Ben Matundu
  • Format: Softcover
  • Pages: 320
  • Date of publication: 2019
  • Language: English, Italian
70,00

LA PORTRAITS

  • Author: Estevan Oriol
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 136
  • Date of publication: 2013
  • Language: English
50,00

MAI / JONONE

  • Author: JonOne, Mai
  • Format: Softcover
  • Pages: 96
  • Date of publication: 2007
  • Language: English
20,00

THIS IS LOS ANGELES

  • Author: Estevan Oriol
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 224
  • Date of publication: 2018
  • Language: English
80,00

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