The thundering boom bap of hip hop’s golden age started just as the sweat and vitriol of the punk scene was dissipating in London. Both genres ignited a heady photographic history, but few can say they documented the rise of these movements as deeply as Janette Beckman.
London-born and New York-bred, Beckman’s innate interest in subversive characters led her to shoot the likes of Sid Vicious and The Clash for the hugely influential, now defunct music/culture magazines Melody…
The stories behind these candid photos from hip hop’s earliest days
By Tracy Kawalik (firstname.lastname@example.org)
July 25, 2018 at 03:03AM
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