Catch the Beat: The Roots of Punk and Hip Hop Photography

Catch the Beat traces the early years of punk in London and hip-hop in New York, from the 1970s through the ’90s, by music photographers Janette Beckman and David Corio, two London expats who are now living in New York. Beckman’s London subject list includes The Clash, the Sex Pistols and the Ramones, plus The Police’s first three album covers. After moving to New York and discovering the hip-hop scene, she shot the likes of Afrika Bambaataa, Salt-N-Pepa, Run-DMC, Slick Rick and the Beastie Boys. Corio has photographed for The Daily Telegraph and The New York Times, among other publications, and he shot the cover of the 2006 book U2 by U2. The exhibition is now on view at the Morrison Hotel Gallery on the Bowery and runs through April 11.

Details: March 14 – April 11, 2011
Morrison Hotel Gallery
313 Bowery (bet. E. 1st and E. 2nd St.)
Manhattan, NY 10003


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