Exhibits

Exhibits

‘Shabazz | Theodore’  |  Feb. 02  – May 12, 2018

Snap! Space proudly presents new works by legendary NYC photographer JAMEL SHABAZZ, while introducing works by Philadelphia-based artist SHAWN THEODORE. Exhibition curated by Patrick & Holly Kahn.

 

Jamel Shabazz

j1The Basement, Hempstead, NY, 2010

s3Cultured and Refined, New York, 2005.

s4Untitled, Sight in the City, 1980s

s9Flying High, Brooklyn, 1980

Native Brooklynite and chronicler of street fashion, Jamel Shabazz has spent the last 40 years photographing New York City life. A documentarian of African-American culture, he embarked on a mission to photograph various aspects of life from youth culture to a wide range of social conditions. Shabazz is the author of 5 monographs and has contributed to numerous others. He is presently working on a new book, titled “The Book of Life.”

 

Shawn Theodore

j6The Immaculate Guardians of the Comet Africanus, 2017

j3Africaine nº2, 2017

s1Trap Saint & Obelus The Martyred, The Oath, 2017

j10Untitled, from Antebellum series, 2017

Shawn Theodore / xST is a multidisciplinary Philadelphia-based artist working in photography, video, and collage. His practice focuses on the fragmentation and manipulation of African American and African Diasporan identities and otherness, while exploring concepts of race, spirituality, patriarchy, matriarchy and class structure within disappearing Black communities.

 

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