US Medium Format Meetup: Artist Panel & Pop-up Experience
Hasselblad NY Experience Studio, NYC
Saturday, February 2 | 3:00pm-5:00pm ET
Join Hasselblad together with author Vikki Tobak for a special Contact High: A Visual History of Hip Hop Artist Panel Discussion Medium Format Meetup.
Tobak will lead the discussion with a selection of legendary photographers featured in the book: Janette Beckman and Armen Djerrahian. Additional photographers on the panel to be announced.
Doors Open for Gallery: 3:00PM
Artist Talk: 3:45-4:30PM
Find out how the photographers captured some of the most iconic music images through a Hasselblad.
© Armen Djerrahian
© Janette Beckman
About the book
Photographs, like music, are imprinted onto our collective consciousness. Both deﬁne our individual and cultural identities and help shape how we view the world and ourselves. In the case of hip-hop, a medium that encompasses so many transformative moments from politics to race to style, both the visuals and the music become a part of us. It’s not just that one powerful song that has a way of getting under your skin, it’s also the visuals that equally captivate, and stick with us for years to come. It’s the union of hip-hop visuals and music that we honor in this book.
Contact High spotlights the photographers who have played critical roles in bringing these visuals onto a global stage. By tracing a timeline of almost forty plus years of hip-hop culture through contact sheets, one gets a rare glimpse into the creative process. Organized chronologically, Contact High stands as a visual archive of hip-hop-an intimate look at the making of the imagery that shaped the sound.
-"Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop" by Author Vikki Tobak