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Street photography has been the backbone of the Post-Ups mixing together the ingredients of spontaneity and unique subjects. I was hype to find out a documentary on street photographer Jamel Shabazz is playing later this month at BAMcinemaFEST. Brooklyn's own Shabazz, has been covering urban life for over 30 years and has also focused much of his career on exposing inner city youth to the arts, connecting photography, history and the inner city community.
An exhibition to commemorate the June release of his latest book, Back In the Days: REMIX documenting the hip-hop scene of the 80s, is being displayed from June 16-June 26 at BAM. The documentary is airing June 26 with a Q&A with director Charlie Aheam, followed by a booksigning by Shabazz. Peep the trailer below and also check out a recent interview via Mosaic Magazine.