hersteller: from here to
produkt: buch, 240 seiten,
format: 30 x 22,5
Martha Cooper has the reputation of being the first
and foremost photographer of emerging Hip Hop culture in New York City. 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
Martha’s photos in the early 80’s, disseminated the culture both at home and
abroad. From 1999 to 2003, Akim Walta aka ZEB.ROC.SKI, well-known german Hip Hop
practitioner and music publisher of MZEE records, tracked down the subjects in
the photos and conducted numerous interviews obtaining insightful quotes and
statements to accompany the shots.
Fortunately, Martha was at the right
place at the right time to document young people creating the music, dance, and
art that became known worldwide. She followed people who would one day become
icons: LEE, FAB 5 FREDDY, ROCK STEADY CREW, DONDI, BOBBITO, DEZ aka DJ KAY SLAY,
RUN DMC, SEEN, AFRIKA BAMBAATAA, BLADE, RAMMELLZEE, FUTURA 2000, GRANDMASTER
CAZ, DURO, LADY PINK and many others.