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- Hip Hop at the End of the World: The Photography of Ernie Paniccioli byCall Number: Africana Library TR655 .P36 2018After picking up a camera in the 1973 to document the graffiti art that dominated New York City, Ernest Paniccioli started his journey of whole-heartedly capturing the scene during the most fertile years of hip-hop. Always armed with a 35mm camera, he successfully photographed nearly every rapper of note since the genre's inception, making him the go-to photographer for magazines like Word Up and Rap Masters. Hip Hop at the End of the World is a carefully curated selection of photographs from Brother Ernie's extensive archives, celebrating over 40 years of swag in one of the most complete records of the most crucial movements in American music.
Click here for information on Cornell University Library's Ernie Paniccioli Photo Archive.
- Who Shot Ya?: Three Decades of Hip Hop Photography byCall Number: Africana LIbrary ML3531 .P36x 2002This book is the first major pictorial history of hip hop culture based around the work of one photographer. Culled from a vast archive, the approximately 150 images in Who Shot Ya? represent the visual diary of a generation, essentially following this socio-political art form from the streets of New York City to the billion-dollar global industry it has become. While some of these iconic renderings have graced the pages of magazines and fanzines through the years, most are published here for the first time.
- The Boombox Project: The Machines, the Music, and the Urban Underground byCall Number: Africana LIbrary TR647 .O94 2010This book features contemporary fine art portraits of an array of vintage boomboxes, as well as scores of documentary photographs of the people who brought the boombox movement to life back in the day. The book is more than just a collection of images, though; it's also an oral history of the early days of hip-hop, featuring memories from Fab 5 Freddy, Bob Gruen, Rosie Perez, Kool Moe Dee, LL Cool J, Lisa Lisa, DJ Spooky, and Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys, among others.
- True Hip-Hop byCall Number: Music Library ML87 .S37 2010Photographer Mike Schreiber has worked with some of hip hop's biggest names, capturing them for all the world to see. His humanistic approach to life and work is reflected in these mostly black and white photographs. His photos capture the true essence of hip hop cultures and perspectives with an end result that is refined yet undeniably honest in its raw and gritty tone.
- Hip Hop: Street Style and Culture byCall Number: Music Library ML3531 .P53 2017This book pays respect to hip hop as a multimedia phenomenon: not merely music, fashion or dance - A complete guide to the world of hip hop, covering everything from sneakers and tattoos to music, cinema, the catwalk and the street More than a musical genre, more than a mode of dress or dance, hip hop is a way of life.
- Big Up byCall Number: Fine Arts Library TR655 .W38x 2003Ben Watts has rapidly emerged as one of today's top photographers. His collection of photographic moments captured both on assignment and while working on personal projects covers a broad range of subjects, from street photography to fashion shoots, from hip-hop culture to high school wrestlers. Watts's images not only show the personal visual diary of an artist, but provide a new look at what it means to be young and urban.