Brooklyn-born photographer Jamel Shabazz documented the pioneers of music and style who would launch an enduring worldwide phenomenon. Ahearn, pays tribute to both Shabazz and those who defined hip-hop before it had definition. More than just vintage shots of kids rocking Puma Suedes, Kangols, and pin-striped Jordaches in Times Square and Fort Greene Park, Shabazz’s photographs have hundreds of (oftentimes tragic) stories behind them. Ahearn’s "Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer" gives voice to these images with dozens of interviews with Shabazz himself, graffiti pioneer and hip-hop historian Fred “Fab 5 Freddy” Brathwaite, legendary rapper KRS-One, and more. This vibrant portrait of the early years of hip-hop had its world premiere at BAMcinemaFest 2011.
Charlie Ahern and Dave Chino (Chino BYI)
Ahern and legendary graffiti pioneer Dave Chino (Chino BYI), who was part of Saturday nights panel stopped by The Newsstand first (subway/G & L train at Lorimer), to sign posters of the film. There is also a unique series of vintage subway postcards photographed by Ahern, Chino, Martha Cooper, etc. (all below) for sale. The popular stop at is famous for all types of zines, postcards and art, you can see more here: http://8ballzinefair.com & @8ballzines on Instagram.
Here are a few quick photos of the signing and photos / postcards below....
Support the movie and grab these cards while you can!
Sinning my poster and book...
Top, by Ahern
Top, by Chino BYI
See the film and get your subway postcards before they are gone!