Photographer Janette Beckman and artist Cey Adams are co-curating The MASH UP. Four West Coast artists were selected to mash-up/paint/remix Beckman’s old school hip-hop photos.
Walk This Way takes us on a 30+ year visual exploration of April Walker’s rich history and fashion journey. From Walker’s roots in Brooklyn, to her trailblazing Walker Wear fashion brand, to her agility as an entrepreneur, Walk This Way cements history with iconic moments in time.
No Wahala, It’s All Good: A Spiritual Cypher within the Hip-Hop Diaspora is a representation of the cultural connection between Africa and its diaspora.
As part of the OPEN DOORS arts and justice initiative, the Reality Poets are men who have been harmed by gun violence using storytelling, hip-hop, and the spoken word, challenging their audiences to combat the injustice that breeds violence in New York City neighborhoods.
The project is about R&B, funk and soul music as seen through the lens of a young African American photographer at the start of his career.Learn More
Photographer Janette Beckman and artist Cey Adams are co-curating The MASH UP. Four West Coast artists were selected to mash-up/paint/remix Beckman’s old school hip-hop photos.Learn More
“Contact High” spotlights the photographers who have played critical roles in bringing hip-hop and music culture imagery onto the global stage.Learn More
This is a time when history is being made in ways that our forefathers could never have imagined. It celebrates and reverberates this history eight times a week in cities across America. This is MY SHOT.Learn More
The Mash Up: In celebration of the Photoville opening night show, Down & Dirty, the UPI team are double-stacking two containers where photographer and curator Janette Beckman has invited celebrated street artists Cey Adams and Queen Andrea to “mash-up” two of her iconic music images larger than life.
Celebrating music photography from over four decades featuring acclaimed photographers.Learn More
“I’ve been taking photographs since I was in high school. I’ve got a terrible memory and a tendency towards voyeurism. I was also born with a mild binocular vision disorder which means that essentially I have no depth perception and see the world mostly flat, like a photograph. But that’s not really important.”Learn More
Rock Paper Photo will present “Blinded By the Light,” a group show of new and iconic music photography. The exhibition features the work of 25 photographers and spans the 1960s to the present.Learn More
Immerse yourself in the world of hip-hop, through and beyond the lens of a Leica with Grammy-winning engineer and photographer Young GuruLearn More
Haiti Cultural Exchange Presents Mizik Ayiti! with Malou Beauvoir and James Germain!Learn More
Join Vikki Tobak, author of Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop, as she interviews April Walker, lifestyle entrepreneur, author, health/wellness advocate, and creator of one of the first urban fashion brands, WalkerWear.Learn More
A conversation with Bruce T. Talamon on a decade-long project celebrating Soul, R&B, and Funk.Learn More
Join us at Photoville LA where we celebrate legendary New York street photographer Ricky Powell for a intimate conversation about his iconic images from the Golden Era of hip-hop.Learn More
Join us for an evening celebrating the visual legacy and power of Hip-Hop.Learn More
Contact High will host a conversation with legendary photographers Janette Beckman, Barron Claiborne, Brian Cross and Ernie Paniccioli exploring the creative process and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the imagery that shaped hip-hop.Learn More
Landing rock photography gigs and working with editors.Learn More
A hands on introduction to rock photography where we explore iconic rock photographs, learn the fundamentals of concert photography and then make compelling pictures of a live band.Learn More
What does it take for music and entertainment photographers to successfully market and sell their work?Learn More