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Jamel Shabazz : Streetlife


Museum aan het Vrijthof in Maastricht is closed, they were about to present the exhibition ‘Streetlife’ by the American photographer Jamel Shabazz. The street photography mostly shows the 80s. A new photo book by Shabazz will be launched. Jamel Shabazz enjoys international fame as a documentary, street, fashion and portrait photographer. He has been photographing the vibrant street life in New York since the 1980s. In addition to musicians, he has also portrayed everyday life on the street and in the subway. Around fifty photos can be seen in the monumental museum. The exhibition ‘Streetlife’ focusses on his photography from the 1980s. Visitors can play music matching with the era on record players provided for the occasion. The guest curator of the exhibition is the German gallery owner Bene Taschen. Jamel Shabazz (New York, 1960) grew up in Brooklyn and has been active as a photographer for 45 years. His iconic photos have been frequently published and bundled in nine monographs. In addition, the autonomous work is included in the collections of museums such as the Whitney Museum of American...

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