Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer (Documentary by Charlie Ahearn)
Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer is a documentary that explores the Brooklyn native and his photographs of urban street culture in the 80s. Directed by Charlie Ahearn (director of Wild Style), the film features interviews with Shabazz himself, Fab 5 Freddy, KRS-One, and others. At age 15, Shabazz photographed friends and family before venturing into the streets of New York City. He released a celebrated book, Back In The Days, in 2001 and has released two other monographs; The Last Sunday In June and A Time Before Crack. His work is exhibited at institutions including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Bronx Museum of the Arts, and others worldwide. Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer will open in Brooklyn at the BAM Cinématek on August 2nd, running through the 8th. Purchase tickets at www.bam.org/jamelshabazz.