HIP HOP FILES: Photographs 1979-1984

HIP HOP FILES: Photographs 1979-1984

by Martha Cooper

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HIP HOP FILES: Photographs 1979-1984 by Martha Cooper

Martha Cooper has the reputation of beeing the first and foremost photographer of emering Hip Hop culture in New York City. Her book, HIP HOP FILES - Photographs 1979-1984, makes a significant part of her extensive and unique archive accessible for the first time. The book documents the beginning of the phenomenon, now known as Hip Hop. The publication of many of her photos in the early ´80s, disseminated the culture both at home and abroad.

Along with the photos are quotes and statements from the people appearing in them.

The book celebrates its 10th birthday in 2014 and was published in three different languages: german, english and french.

The book includes a thoughtful introduction by ZEPHYR as well as essays by CHARLIE AHEARN; PATTI ASTOR and POPMASTER FABEL, participants in the early Hip Hop scene.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783937946467
Publisher: From Here to Fame
Publication date: 03/19/2013
Edition description: New Revised Edition
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,000,197
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 11.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Martha Coopeŕs willingness to travel with cameras in risky areas placed her in the center of the Hip Hop movement. Her dramatic photos are a testament to her courage to carry her cameras into dangerous areas in order to get the shot. Cooper photographed kids in their own world: playing, exploring, being creative. Fortunately, Martha was at the right place at the right time to document yound people creating the music, dance and art that became known worldwide.

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