“Back in the days, Downtown, Brooklyn was one of the main shopping districts that was always vibrant and full of energy. It was an ideal place for me to make new connections and document young people and street style.

The streets of New York City with their unique aesthetics served as the primary backdrop for the …

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Since the 1980s, Jamel Shabazz has photographed vibrant New York City street scenes that capture Black joy and self-determination. The Brooklyn-born photographer began his creative work after returning from military service—he wanted to offer visual alternatives to the era’s prevailing media narratives about Black neighborhoods. Shabazz has exhibited at galleries in New York, London, Paris, and Milan, and his work belongs to multiple collections, including the Brooklyn Public Library, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Rubell Collection, and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. In 2018, he received the Gordon Parks Foundation Award. Shabazz collaborates with his subjects instead of taking journalistic candids; his pioneering frames are records of self-definition and a generous creative practice.

Selected exhibitions
2021
Aperture Pop-Up at Rockefeller CenterAperture Foundation
2019
Styles of Resistance: From the Corner to the CatwalkMoCADA
2017
Jamel Shabazz: Crossing 125thThe Studio Museum in Harlem
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Too Fly, Downtown Brooklyn, 1982

Pigment ink print
10 × 8 in
25.4 × 20.3 cm
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New York
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“Back in the days, Downtown, Brooklyn was one of the main shopping districts that was always …

Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed by artist on the verso
Frame
Not included

Since the 1980s, Jamel Shabazz has photographed vibrant New York City street scenes that capture Black joy and self-determination. The Brooklyn-born photographer began his creative work after returning from military service—he wanted to offer visual alternatives to the era’s prevailing media narratives about Black neighborhoods. Shabazz has exhibited at galleries in New York, London, Paris, and Milan, and his work belongs to multiple collections, including the Brooklyn Public Library, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Rubell Collection, and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. In 2018, he received the Gordon Parks Foundation Award. Shabazz collaborates with his subjects instead of taking journalistic candids; his pioneering frames are records of self-definition and a generous creative practice.

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