Janette Beckman, ‘Run DMC’, 1984, ClampArt

Londoner Janette Beckman began her career at the dawn of punk rock working for The Face and Melody Maker. She shot bands from the Clash to Boy George as well as three police album covers. Moving to New York in 1982, she was drawn to the underground Hip Hop scene, Her photographs of pioneers Run DMC, Salt n' Pepa, LL Cool J, Slick Rick and 1980's stye are collected in "The Breaks: Stylin' and Profilin' 1982-1990" Powerhouse Books, 2007.

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